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Nigeria plans mass vaccination drive, considers booster shot

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: WHO. ABUJA, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Nigeria will start a mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign later this week, aiming to inoculate half of its targeted population by the end of January, government officials said. Africa’s most-populous country has a goal to vaccinate 111 million people to reach herd immunity. Under the initiative to start Read More…

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Nigeria administers 5.7 million COVID-19 vaccines, targets 112 million by 2022

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: WHO. Abuja, Nov. 8, 2021(NAN) The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), has vaccinated 5,770,899 eligible persons with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination while 3,146,885 have taken the second dose (fully vaccinated). The Director, Planning Research and Statistics, NPHCDA, Dr. Abdullahi Bulama Garba, disclosed this on Monday in Abuja, at the Read More…

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Do not expose your drinks in plastic bottles to the sun, LASCOPA warns

Reading Time: 3 minutes Producers, distributors and consumers of plastic bottled drinks have been warned by the Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA), of the harmful health effects of exposing drinks in plastic bottles to direct sunlight. Addressing participants at a stakeholders’ parley tagged: “Exposure of Plastic Bottle Drinks to Sunlight: Effects on Consumers Health”, and held in Alausa Read More…

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Lagos employs 400 health workers, engages 1500 more

Reading Time: 2 minutes Over 400 health workers have been employed and 1500 engaged by the Lagos State Government to fill existing vacancies in State-owned secondary health facilities between the last quarter of Y2020 and the second quarter of Y2021. The Chairman, Lagos State Health Service Commission, Dr. Atinuke Onayiga, disclosed this today after reviewing the report of the Read More…

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Lagos COVID-19 infections now surpass 76,000

Reading Time: 2 minutes Prof.Akin Abayomi,Lagos State Commissioner for Health, says the number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in the state stands at 76,201. Abayomi made the disclosure through his Facebook account, @ProfAkinolaAbayomi, on Saturday while giving an update on the state’s COVID-19 status, for Sept. 20 and 21. He said that 4,644 tests were conducted in the state on Read More…

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Randle General Hospital rehabilitates facility, acquires new equipment, initiates steps to reduce waiting time

Reading Time: 2 minutes In picture above: The newly acquired complete dental unit with a set of chairs for the Dental Department. The Medical Director, Randle General Hospital and Maternal Child Centre, Surulere, Dr. Madewa Adebajo, has said that the waiting time for access to medical care has been reduced due to new initiatives introduced in the hospital. Dr. Read More…

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Lagosians warned to keep clean to avoid Cholera outbreak

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: WHO/L. Pezzoli, MOELagos. Lagosians have been advised to embrace wholesome hygienic practices to beat the cholera epidemic now ravaging parts of the country In a statement signed by the State Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello, residents have been charged not to wait until a cholera outbreak occurs before Read More…

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Nigeria not considering Sinopharm vaccine – Faisal Shuaib

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Oliver Bunic/Bloomberg. When asked on Tuesday whether Nigeria would use the Sinopharm vaccine, the ED/CEO, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib replied that Nigeria was focusing on the AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Dr. Shuaib said that even though the Sinopharm vaccine had been approved by Read More…

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Be careful with that paraga, it may harm you, NAFDAC warns

Reading Time: 3 minutes Many Lagosians prefer taking herbal concoctions to orthodox medications. But the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) warns that they may be harmful and even lethal if consumed after 14 days of preparation. This warning was sounded on Monday in a statement issued to mark the World Herbal Medicine Day by Read More…