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Vice President Osibanjo Commissions New Hospital in Ekiti

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The Vice-President of Nigeria Prof. Yemi Osibanjo yesterday commissioned the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti.

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The Vice-President was represented at the event by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole said the hospital would go a long way in reducing the frequency of Medical Tourism by Nigerians.

The statement which stated that the hospital which is described as a masterpiece would help fill in the gap in Health Care delivery in Nigeria,as it citizens spend billions on Naira seeking treatment abroad.

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Also at the commissioning was the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose and former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission(NUC), Prof Peter Okebukola, who implored the Federal Government to raise a special fund for Private Universities to improve service efficiency.

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Prof. Okebukola, who delivered a lecture entitled: ‘The Place and  Continued Relevance of Private Universities Globally’, stated that there was need for private universities to be given grant-in-aid and have unfettered access to Tertiary Education Trust Fund(TETFUND) .

Prof. Okebukola predicted that the future of private universities is bright in Nigeria and that all efforts be made in helping them to rise to stardom to boost the country’s ranking globally.

Governor Fayose went on to note the the Institution, Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) was the second largest employer of labor in the state, and the Teaching Hospital could not be compared to any in the country and on the African continent.

 

Whilst performing the Commissioning The Vice President, lauded Chief Afe Babalola(SAN), the founder of the institution as a lover of humanity praising his vision, as the day was momentous for Nigeria.

“This hospital will go a long way in conserving funds being spent by Nigerians on medical trips abroad. 

With this, Nigerians can now be treated by Nigerians.” he said.

“It takes a man with vision and large heart  for his nation and people to do this. It will help in addressing the poor heath indicators in our system,” the VP said.

 

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United Kingdom Records First Case Of Monkeypox

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The Public Health Education records the first case of Monkeypox in the UK.

Speaking of the disease, the clinical director of infection at the Royal Free Hospital, Dr. Michael Jacobs, says:

“Monkeypox is, in most cases, a mild condition which will resolve on its own and have no long-term effects on a person’s health. Most people recover within several weeks. It is a rare disease caused by the monkeypox virus and has been reported mainly in central and west African countries.

“It does not spread easily between people and the risk of transmission to the wider public is very low. We are using strict isolation procedures in the hospital to protect our staff and patients.”

The health agency says:

“The patient was staying at a naval base in Cornwall prior to transfer to the expert infectious disease unit at the Royal Free Hospital, London where they are now receiving appropriate care. The patient is a resident of Nigeria, which is where they are believed to have contracted the infection, before traveling to the UK.”

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Four Things You Need To Know About The Port Harcourt Soot

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Since late 2016, residents of Rivers State, Port Harcourt to be precise, have been experiencing severe pollution in the air which has given rise to a deadly phenomenon known as ‘soot’.

If you live in Port Harcourt or its environs and you may be wondering why your hands or cloths get black regularly, it is caused by the soot.

Here are four things you need to know about the soot:

1. Soot Is Caused By Illegal Air Pollution

The soot is caused by unregulated and illegal carbon-emmission-activities carried out in the state such as Illegal refining of oil, waste coming out from industries, gas fleering among others. The black soot is a byproduct of incomplete combustion of carbon in the air.

2. The Soot Has Been Around For Over Two Years

The garden city has been plagued with the unwanted environmental disaster known as ‘soot’ for over two years without any visible solution.

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3. The Soot Has Led to Environmental Degradation

The soot has led to the unfriendly nature of the environment, residents of the state complain about the sky being foggy in the early hours of the day. The report also has it that during the day you can visibly see solid black particles flying around. There’s also the case of excessive heat in closed and open space.

Rivers state has recently been detected unsafe by an application used to determine the safety level of air around the globe.

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4.  The Soot Has Cause Health Complications

Research has shown that the environmental hazard has led to a lot of health complications for people living in the garden city especially children. The Soot has been causing diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, coronary heart disease and some other respiratory illnesses and sometimes it can lead to premature death.

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300 Doctors Left Nigeria In 2016 — NMA President

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The national president of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Mike Ogirima, has revealed that three hundred Nigerian doctors left the country in 2016.

Mr. Ogirima made this revelation at the association’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held on Thursday in Lagos.

He said more physicians have joined the migration train this year.

He further said “An estimated 35,000 Nigerian doctors are practising abroad, out of the   72,000 registered with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria”.

”The United Kingdom and the United States are the top destinations of the migrant doctors”.

In August, an official of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Abimbola Olajide, revealed that no fewer than 2,500 physicians would leave the country this year.

“Nigeria is using her resources to train doctors and professionals at the advantage of foreign countries. What are those things attracting these professionals outside?  Can we duplicate those things here?” Mr. Ogirima asked.

The NMA president said the responsibility to check the migration lies with the government, the people and professionals to provide the good working environment.

The President said, “The government should provide adequate remuneration. We are not saying we should pay so much, but pay them for the job they are doing as at when due”.

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