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Health / EMBARRASSMENT: Sex Scandals Rocks COVID-19 Isolation Centres In Uganda by udomoh(m): 10:03am On Apr 15, 2020
EMBARRASSMENT: Sex scandals hit COVID-19 centres in Uganda as quarantined people engage in sexual acts with strangers.

Ministry of Health permanent secretary has revealed that Ugandans living in institutional quarantine have started having sex with each other.

The development is worrying the Ministry of Health (MOH) as breaking social distance measures only encourages the spread of the disease among this already risky group.

Permanent Secretary Diana Atwine while on Radio One talk show said they were greatly concerned that the practice was jeopardizing the government’s efforts to curb the spreading of the disease because these people get out of their rooms and have romance with other people who they only met in quarantine centres.

“Ugandans are not serious. Some who are in quarantine have even begun having (sexual) affairs. They move to rooms of others in the hotels where we have placed them. Others like in Mulago move from their rooms to visit their colleagues who are in other rooms, this is too dangerous and it will distract our efforts,” said Atwiine.

She revealed that this was the reason some people have not been released ever since they learnt about this practice.

The ministry gives 14 days for the targeted people to remain in quarantine so that they keep them from spreading the disease.

Currently, security officers have been deployed to stop or limit movements within quarantine centres.

Last month the Ministry of Health gazetted 17 places to be used as isolation centres for those undergoing mandatory quarantine in a bid to stop the fast rising coronavirus cases. Such areas include Hotels, Hospitals, lodges and Universities currently they are over 232 people under quarantine.

According to the Ministry of Health, these places are located around Kampala city and Entebbe Municipality and were identified after an assessment to guarantee everyone’s safety regardless of their social status.

Coronavirus cases in Uganda as per now are 54 cases with 7 recoveries and Museveni has extended lockdown for another 21 days.

https://nimedhealth.com.ng/2020/04/15/embarrassment-sex-scandals-hit-covid-19-centres-in-uganda-as-quarantined-people-engage-in-sexual-acts-with-strangers/?amp

Health / JUST IN: Medical Doctor Dies Of Coronavirus In Katsina by udomoh(m): 7:47pm On Apr 07, 2020
It is a sad day for the medical community in Nigeria as COVID-19 has reportedly killed a Nigerian medical doctor in Katsina.

This was disclosed by the state governor, Aminu Bello Masari, to the press. He said the doctor recently returned from Lagos, took ill before eventually succumbing to the deadly virus.

He said the deceased was Dr. Aminu Yakubu, a Daura based private Medical practitioner who recently returned from Lagos to the state.

Mr Masari went further to say that all the persons the deceased had contact with are being traced and his family members have been isolated.

The death of Dr. Aminu Yakubu has taken Nigeria’s total deaths to 6.

As at Monday, Nigeria has 238 cases of Coronavirus, according to the NCDC and Katsina was not among.

The fight against coronavirus is a joint task and we all need to play our part.

Wash your hands

Your hands should not touch your face

Social Distancing

No parties

No large gatherings

Stay at home

Eat fruits to boost your immune system

Don’t share fake news

Report to the appropriate authorities if you notice any symptom or you have a case to report. See numbers for different states to call here.

Follow the Nigerian Health Blog to get daily updates on the different states preparedness for coronavirus. Let us defeat coronavirus together.


https://nimedhealth.com.ng/2020/04/07/just-in-medical-doctor-dies-of-coronavirus-in-katsina/?amp

Health / Nigerian Government Has Budgeted 620m To Tackle Coronavirus – Health Minister by udomoh(m): 12:35pm On Feb 07, 2020
Nigerian government has budgeted 620m to tackle coronavirus – Health Minister

Earmarks 620million for the fight against coronavirus

Released 313 million to curb Lassa fever


The Nigerian government will spend N620m to monitor, detect and contain the deadly Coronavirus.

This was disclosed by Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Health.

According to him, the fund would come directly from the service-wide vote.

He stated that the move was in a bid to prevent an outbreak of the disease in the country and further protect its citizens.

Ehanire further disclosed that government promptly released the sum of N313m to combat Lassa Fever and prevent an outbreak.

The Minister was in the Senate in company with the Director, Port Health Services, Dr. Morenike Alex-Okoh, and the Director-General National Centre for Disease Control.

Enahire said already, N71m was released to the port health services for its operations.

Ehanire said the ministry had a multi-stakeholder meeting to deploy port health services there to screen all passengers.

Meanwhile, the Senate expressed concerns over the non-screening of the Chattered flight passengers wing of the local flight arrivals at the airports.

The senators expressed fears that it may be a loose end to import the Coronavirus into the country.

Chairman Senate Committee on Health, Dr. Ibrahim Oloriegbe, a Senator representing Kwara Central, said the absence of health services at the private terminal could make for easy movement of infected bodies into the country.

The Senate thereafter ordered the minister to commence the screening of all passengers saying coronavirus was both a national and international emergency and must be treated as such.

According to the Spectator Index, the death toll of Coronavirus is now 632 and thousands have been infected. Many countries across the world have banned their citizens from traveling to China for the now.

https://nimedhealth.com.ng/2020/02/07/nigerian-government-has-budgeted-620m-to-tackle-coronavirus-health-minister/?amp

Health / Re: Nigeria Now Has A Standard Laboratory To Diagnose Coronavirus – WHO by udomoh(m): 12:22pm On Feb 06, 2020
Na you know. I know some of you guys would have preferred:

"Nigeria does NOT have the facilities to diagnose coronavirus" instead of this positive headline.

The World Health Organisation has made a statement and has been published. Decide how you want to take this news- your right.

Nigeria is not a politician's name and no politician's name was mentioned in the news article..

Too much negative mindset about important issues.
Health / Nigeria Now Has A Standard Laboratory To Diagnose Coronavirus – WHO by udomoh(m): 11:56am On Feb 06, 2020
Nigeria now has a standard laboratory to diagnose Coronavirus – WHO

WHO certify Nigeria capable and ready to tackle the novel coronavirus

Nigeria and five other African countries now have the capacity and standard laboratory to diagnose coronavirus, although there are no confirmed cases in the continent, the World Health Organisation has said.

In a statement released on Wednesday, the global health body said Africa has the capacity to diagnose the disease if it is eventually exported to the continent.

It said the WHO African region now has six laboratories where the disease can be diagnosed and that upgrading the laboratories to diagnose the new coronavirus is part of the ongoing efforts by the agency to help African countries prepare against the outbreak.

The six laboratories are located in Senegal, South Africa, Ghana, Madagascar, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

Given the population in Africa, it would have been expected that the region would have more laboratories with the capacity to diagnose the disease.

However, the number African countries with laboratories of high- tech diagnostic capacities are still relatively few. The region has been struggling with health security and containing infectious diseases for decades and the problem still persist.

The availability of six laboratories to test can still be considered as a plus as the region had only two laboratories with the capacity to diagnose the disease as at the time it broke out.

The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, said a new virus is always a challenge and most laboratories in Africa lack the key material they need to perform tests on a novel pathogen.

Ms Moeti said the agency will also be sending kits to 29 laboratories in the region.

“This will ensure they have diagnostic capacity for novel coronavirus and can support testing samples from neighbouring countries, ” she said.

The World Health Organisation is also sending equipments, manpower and financial aids to other African countries to gear up the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the novel coronavirus which is now a global pandemic.

Source: https://nimedhealth.com.ng/2020/02/06/nigeria-now-has-a-standard-laboratory-to-diagnose-coronavirus-who/?amp

Health / Lagos Requires Over 260,000 Pints Of Blood Yearly For Transfusion Services -LBTS by udomoh(m): 10:59am On Nov 04, 2019
LAGOS REQUIRES OVER 260,000 UNIT OF BLOOD YEARLY FOR TRANSFUSION SERVICES - LAGOS STATE BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE (LSBTS) OFFICIAL
...... Restates Commitment to Availability of Safe Blood for Transfusion
.... Urge residents to donate blood voluntarily

Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Blood Transfusion Service (LSBTS), Dr. Bodunrin Osikomaiya has said that the State will require over 260,000 units of blood to meet the growing blood demand for transfusion.
Osikomaiya who disclosed this over the weekend noted that effort are being intensified by the State government through LSBTS to ensure that all blood for transfusion are from voluntary blood donors.
Reiterating the commitment of the State government to ensure that only safe blood is available for transfusion in the State, she appealed to residents to donate blood voluntarily in order to meet the growing demand of safe blood for transfusion in the all health facilities in the State.
Said she, "The demand for blood is ever present and increasing especially with the growing population of Lagos State. At least, 260,000 units of blood yearly is required to meet our blood transfusion demand and this is according to the WHO estimate that blood donation from at least one to two percent of the population is needed to meet their blood needs"
"This is why we need residents to donate voluntarily to meet these demands and save precious lives".
The Executive Secretary hinted that Lagos State has less than ten percent of voluntary blood donors stressing that over 90 percent of blood are sourced from replacement donors who according to her, have a higher risk and prevalence of transfusion transmissible infections such as HIV, Hepatitis C and Syphilis.
Osikomaiya explained that the need to address the issues of commercial blood touts; demand for family replacement of blood at ante natal booking and availability of safe blood for transfusion informed the drive to ensure that 100 percent of blood for transfusion should be from voluntary blood donors.
Said she, “the crux of the plan is to increase availability of safe blood by promoting voluntary blood donation, reducing activities of commercial blood touts and retaining already recruited voluntary blood donors for a sustained blood supply”.
The Executive Secretary posited that creating awareness on the vital role of voluntary blood donation toward achieving the goal of saving lives and is very important to completely bring to the barest minimum the number of deaths related to loss of blood.
“We therefore cannot over emphasize the need to ensure availability of blood in our blood banks where patients who require blood transfusion can be readily supplied. That is why we are intensifying our awareness campaign to encourage more voluntary blood donors to join others who give their blood willingly and freely without knowing the recipients”, She added.

While noting that the LSBTS has zero tolerance for transfusion of unscreened and unsafe blood, Osikomaiya assured that no blood will be transfused into a patient unless such blood has been screened, tested and labelled with the Lagos State Logo by the screening and certification unit of LSBTS and found to be negative for all transmissible diseases.
"We will continue to advocate, monitor and enforce policies aimed at the strengthening of external quality control & proficiency testing in all blood screening centers & blood banks in order to ensure optimal quality of bloods for transfusion", She added.
Osikomaiya stated that the LSBTS will continue to promote the recruitment of voluntary blood donors, ensure adequate supply of safe blood, ensure screening of every unit of blood for transfusion transmissible infections and carry out efficient processing of blood to all who require it.
She noted that it is only through recruitment of voluntary blood donors, screening & appropriate processing of blood, safe collection & administration of blood, periodic audit of blood banks and screening centres that the challenges militating against blood transfusion can be overcome.
She outlined the efforts made by LSBTS to attract and retain voluntary blood donors to include; promoting attitudinal change in the health personnel who attend to the donors; creating a conducive environment for blood donation; establishing blood donor centres outside of hospital premises, acquisition of blood mobile – a vehicle for walk-in blood donation and exemption of screening fees for volunteers should they themselves require blood transfusion.
The Executive Secretary while urging citizens to imbibe the spirit of voluntary blood donation and also become regular blood donors averred that making safe blood available is a collective responsibility of everyone.
She called on citizens to walk into any of the designated blood donation unit in all public health facilities to donate blood voluntarily or visit the Blood Transfusion Headquarters voluntary blood Centre at General Hospital Lagos.
She expressed delight that many Lagosians are keying into the vision by responding positively to the clarion call to donate blood voluntarily to save lives noting that this is evident in the increase number of organizations, clubs, groups and schools that have invited LSBTS for routine voluntary blood donation as part of their corporate social responsibilities.
Osikomaiya also expressed optimism that many more of the good people of Lagos will join in the crusade and also enroll to become voluntary blood donors.
Said she, “the number of voluntary blood donors has been increasing regularly since the inception of Lagos State Blood Transfusion Service. We hope that more people will take interest in helping others to save their lives”.
She opined that the campaign for voluntary blood donation will increase awareness about why it is important to have safe blood and blood products when required by patients especially pregnant mothers during pregnancy and child birth stressing that it is an important strategy in the prevention of maternal deaths and major component of the comprehensive Lagos State Maternal and Child Mortality Reduction Programme.

Source: https://nimedhealth.com.ng/2019/11/04/lagos-requires-over-260000-pints-of-blood-yearly-for-transfusion-services-lsbts-official/?amp

Health / MONKEY POX: Lagos Alerts Public, Calls For Precautionary Measures(HELPLINES) by udomoh(m): 7:52am On Oct 19, 2019
MONKEY POX: LAGOS ALERTS PUBLIC, CALLS FOR PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES

Lagos State Government has again reiterated the need for citizens to ensure and maintain adequate personal and environmental hygiene at all times as part of precautionary measures to prevent the outbreak of infectious diseases such as Monkey pox which was recently reported in the State.

Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi who stated this earlier on in the week during the biosecurity update meeting on the situation report of Monkey Pox disease in the State, urged residents to observe the highest possible standards of personal and environmental hygiene especially through regular washing of hands with soap and running water and attention to environmental exposure.
Giving details about the recent report of the disease in Lagos State, the Commissioner disclosed that three suspected cases of monkey pox were reported by health facilities in the past one month noting that the cases were positive for Monkey Pox as revealed by reports of laboratory investigation.
“The patients were treated at the specialized infectious disease isolation centre of Mainland Hospital, Yaba have since recovered and have been discharged. The close contacts and family members of these cases were actively monitored for 21 days for any development of signs and symptoms of monkey pox and none of these contacts develop any symptoms”, Abayomi said.
The Commissioner while calling for calm assured residents that there is no cause to panic stressing the State Government in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health through the Centre for Disease Control is maintaining relevant surveillance activities in all local government areas to prevent an outbreak of the disease.
He explained that the State Epidemiology and the Monkey pox focal persons from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has earlier carried out sensitization for clinicians and community members in some local government areas of the State three months ago to increase awareness and reporting of any suspected case.

He advised health workers to ensure that they take universal safety precautions when dealing with patients stressing that appropriate personal protective clothings must be worn when attending to cases of contagious infectious diseases.

“Health workers are advised to observe universal safety precautions when dealing with patients and report any suspected case of monkey pox to the Medical Officer of Health in their local government or the Directorate of Disease Control through these lines: 08023169485 and 08023377487”, Abayomi said

The Commissioner explained Monkey pox is a rare viral infection of animals which can be transmissible to man and caused by Monkeypox virus noting that the symptoms in human is similar to those seen in chicken pox patients although less severe. It occurs primarily in Central and West Africa close to tropical rain forest where there is frequent contact with infected animals.

Abayomi explained that Monkey pox can be transmitted by direct contact of persons with the blood, bodily fluid, cutaneous or mucosa lesions of infected animals; handling of infected monkeys and rodents such as West African giant rats and Squirrels which are the major reservoirs of the virus.

The Commissioner also noted that the disease could also be spread through human to human transmission through close contacts with infected respiratory secretions, skin lesions of an infected person or object recently contaminated by patient’s fluid or lesion materials; eating undercooked meat of infected animal and transmission to unborn baby through the placenta.

Abayomi said Monkey pox can be suspected in any person presenting with a postular rash and one or more symptoms of fever, chills, sweats, headache, backache swollen glands sore throat, cough and shortness of breath.

“In the early phase of the disease, patients usually present with fever, swelling of lymph nodes, back pain, intense headache, muscle pain and lack of energy while in the late phase, skin rashes or lesion with a flat base develops between three days after the onset of fever which later form small fluid filled blisters. This fluid later become pus and then crust in about 10 days”, he explained.
Commissioner stated that there is no specific treatment for monkey pox but however said that patient recovers after the symptoms subside between two to three weeks stressing that the disease may leave residual scars on affected parts of the body.

The Commissioner advised that precaution should be taken when coming into contact with wildlife such as monkeys or rodents, especially if such animals exhibit features of disease. “Also, due attention to hand washing is emphasized after contact”, he said.

Source:https://nimedhealth.com.ng/2019/10/19/monkey-pox-lagos-alerts-public-calls-for-precautionary-measures/?amp

Health / Lagos State College Of Nursing Graduates 51 Nurses & 32 Midwives by udomoh(m): 8:52am On Oct 11, 2019
Lagos State College of Nursing graduates 83 students

The Lagos State College of Nursing, Midwifery and Public Health Nursing (LASCON), Igando has graduated 83 students, comprising of 51 Nurses and 32 Midwives who successfully completed the mandatory three- year training programme.
The Special Adviser on Education to Governor Sanwo-Olu, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab, in his address at the second graduation ceremony of LASCON held at the College grounds in Igando, Lagos, enjoined the graduands to be worthy ambassadors the School and the State, adding that the nursing profession is very crucial to the present administration’s healthcare delivery focus.
Wahab, who was represented at the event by a Director in the Office of the Special Adviser on Education, OSAE, Mrs. Funmilola Olajide, restated the government’s commitment to providing necessary infrastructure and personnel that will transform the institution into a full-fledged College so that LASCON can have the capacity to admit more students.

The Provost of the College, Mrs Oyefunso Orenuga charged the graduands to be patriotic and of good behaviour, saying that attitude, integrity, contentment, hard work and godliness are qualities needed to weather any storm that they may encounter. Orenuga maintained that available statistics reveal that the world would be in need of 800,000 nurses by the year 2025 and that this will provide more employment opportunities for the graduands in private or government settings as they are now certified Registered Nurses (R.N) and Registered Midwives (R.M).

While reminding the graduands of the need to be patriotic in the discharge of their duties, Orenuga implored them to develop skills that meet the needs of the Nigerian society.
“Patriotism should start with the question of what can I give back to the institution that trained me, as well as the State that spent so much to educate me,” she stated.
Recall that the Lagos State College of Nursing, Midwifery and Public Health Nursing, Igando was established as a result of the educational and professional nursing services required to meet the health needs of the large and growing population of Lagos.

Source: https://nimedhealth.com.ng/2019/10/11/lagos-state-college-of-nursing-graduates-51-nurses-32-midwives/?amp

Health / Buhari, Sanwo-olu To Unveil 149-bed Specialist Hospital For Mothers & Children by udomoh(m): 2:57pm On Oct 01, 2019
Buhari, Sanwo-Olu to unveil 149-Bed Specialist Hospital for mothers & children in Lagos

The First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari and the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu will on Thursday unveil a 149-bed Maternal and Child Centre (MCC) located inside the Alimosho General Hospital, the State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has said.

Abayomi, who disclosed this during an inspection tour of the facility, explained that the specialist centre was built and donated by the Federal Government through the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to the Lagos State Government.
According to him, the three-floor facility has two operating theatres, recovery rooms, sterilisation room, delivery room, consultation rooms, private and general wards, scanning room, side laboratory rooms, reception area, lounge, nurses room and station, doctor call rooms, scrub room and a Board room.

He said: “Inside the centre are ultra-modern equipment that will aid the prompt delivery of maternal and childcare services; these include patient monitors with EC02, Suction machine double jar, ultra scan machines, oxygen generating machine, vacuum extractor delivery set, anaesthetic machine and diathermy machine”.
“Others are an emergency cart with a defibrillator, baby incubators, phototherapy lamps, paediatric ventilators, multi-parameter monitors for mothers and babies, crash cart, theatre monitor, defibrillators and fetal Doppler”, the Commissioner added.

He lauded the gesture of the Federal Government for donating the facility, saying that the MCC will have an impact on the efforts of the Lagos State Government towards promoting the health of mothers and children, reducing maternal and child mortality and improving the State’s health indices.
In his words, “We are very grateful to the Federal Government to have produced this extra capacity facility for us in our endeavour to look after mothers and children.

We already have one mother and child centre at Alimosho but we have exceeded the capacity. So, this donation from the Federal government is a great gift to Lagos State and the people of Alimosho. We will maximise its use and it will certainly have an impact in our attempt to improve the welfare and reduce mortality of mothers and children”.

Speaking in the same vein, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Titilayo Goncalves said the State government has engaged the services of clinical facility managers through the Lagos State Infrastructure Asset Management Agency to maintain the facility.

She added that the facility will complement the existing Maternal and Child Centre as a secondary referral centre to the primary healthcare centres and private hospitals in the area.
Speaking on human resources, the Permanent Secretary, Health Service Commission, Dr. Benjamin Eniayewun said the Lagos State Governor has given the approval to employ more hands who will complement existing staff to man the facility.


Source: https://nimedhealth.com.ng/2019/10/01/buhari-sanwo-olu-to-unveil-149-bed-specialist-hospital-for-mothers-children-in-lagos/?amp

Health / South Korean Doctor Performs Abortion On The Wrong Woman by udomoh(m): 7:24am On Sep 24, 2019
Medical errors: A doctor in South Korea performs abortion on the wrong woman due to mix-up of medical charts

The Police have launched an investigation in South Korea, after a doctor performed an abortion by mistake.

Errors arose from mix-up of medical records

On August 7, a pregnant patient with a 6-week-old fetus had gone to a clinic in district of Gangseo, in the country’s capital Seoul, according to the Gangseo police. At the clinic, a mix-up in medical charts and failure to check her identity led to the mistaken abortion.

Findings of Police investigations

The doctor and nurse in charge are under investigation and the case will soon be sent to the prosecutor’s office, police told CNN.
“The doctor and nurse have acknowledged their fault,” a police official said.They are now being charged for negligence resulting in bodily harm.

How the mistake happened

According to South Korean news agency Yonhap, the patient was supposed to receive a nutritional shot at the clinic. The nurse had allegedly injected her with anesthesia without confirming her identity, and the doctor had performed the abortion without checking her identity either, Yonhap reported. The patient had been unaware of the procedure. The doctor carried out the abortion on the wrong woman, an error he could have avoided if he had cross-checked.

Abortion still illegal in South Korea

However, under existing laws, the practice remains illegal and is technically punishable by up to a year in prison. Exceptions are granted in cases where the parents have hereditary diseases, the pregnancy is due to rape or incest, or the fetus is threatening the life of the mother. Abortion laws in South korea is restrictive.

Court moves to liberalize abortion laws

South Korea moved to legalize abortion in April this year, with the country’s constitutional court ruling that lawmakers must revise existing laws by December 31, 2020.

More than 50, 000 women terminated their pregnacies last year

An estimated 50,000 abortions were carried out in South Korea last year, according to the country’s Health Ministry. Actual numbers may be much higher, since the criminalization of the practice distorted reporting of it.

Source: https://nimedhealth.com.ng/2019/09/24/medical-errors-a-doctor-performs-abortion-on-the-wrong-woman/?amp

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Health / ‘Sort Your Waste For Recycling’ – LAWMA MD Urges Lagosians by udomoh(m): 10:01am On Sep 14, 2019
‘Sort your waste for recycling’ – LAWMA MD
The Managing Director of Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, has again urged residents to imbibe the culture of waste sorting at source by dropping all recyclable items in one bag and other waste items in another.

Speaking at Orile Bus Stop during a roadshow organised by LAWMA to create awareness and distribute waste bags following the recently launched Blue Box Program of the State government, Gbadegesin said the Authority embarked on the massive sensitisation program to draw the attention of residents in the area to the need for proper sanitation and cleaner surroundings.

“Today we’ve come to sensitise the community on how to maintain a clean environment because a clean environment is the beginning of good health for all Lagosians. If you don’t have a clean environment, you cannot enjoy good health”, he said.

Gbadegesin spoke further saying, “You were keeping one waste bag before, but now you will be keeping two bags; one bag for your recyclable materials like plastic bottles, cans and water sachets while the other bag is for general waste.

That is why we are distributing the bags to you, for the “Blue Box” program which the governor launched last week.”
“I also want you to stop the idea of using refuse to reclaim land. This is an unwholesome practice that is harmful to the environment and must be discontinued”, he stressed.

Buttressing the fact that the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s Executive Order on Sanitation will be enforced, the LAWMA boss disclosed that the agency had commenced massive clean-up exercises along Orile – Lagos Badagry Expressway to ensure that the stretch was rid of black spots and all forms of environmental nuisance.

He urged residents in the area to support government’s efforts by embracing right environmental practices to protect them from the dangers of environmental pollution, adding that the

Authority had commenced distribution of trash bags, in line with the Blue Box program, to enable residents sort their wastes properly for recycling.
Mr. Funsho Adeolu, a renowned Nigerian actor and LAWMA ambassador, said he joined the campaign to promote environmental sustainability in the State, urging Lagosians to support LAWMA’s efforts at restoring the environment through proper waste management practices like waste sorting for recycling.
Also at the sensitisation exercise was Tony Ohekwuru, a child environmental advocate with Children for Cleaner Lagos, who educated residents on how to dispose of their wastes properly as well as the importance of waste segregation for recycling.

Source: https://nimedhealth.com.ng/2019/09/14/sort-your-waste-for-recycling-lawma-md/?amp

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Health / Sanwo-olu’s 100 Days In Office: LAGOS, NGO Begin Free Surgery For 150 Patients by udomoh(m): 3:35pm On Sep 09, 2019
SANWO-OLU’S 100 DAYS IN OFICE, LAGOS, NGO begin free surgery for 150 patients
. . . As 1,037 residents receive free medical services

The Lagos State Government in collaboration with the Benjamin Olowojebutu Foundation (BOF) will begin free surgical intervention for 150 patients with various health conditions such as hernia, lipoma, breast lump and fibroid on September 16, 2019.
The surgical intervention is an offshoot of the medical consultation and screening carried out by Lagos State Government and the foundation recently, with no fewer than 1,037 people receiving free treatment.
Speaking at a news conference over the weekend, the State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi noted that the free surgical intervention, which is part of activities to commemorate Governor Sanwo-Olu’s 100 days in office, is geared towards improving indigent residents’ access to healthcare.
“This surgical intervention tagged 100 in 100 is in fulfilment of Governor Sanwo-Olu’s promise to provide equitable and sustainable health care to Lagosians, especially the vulnerable in the society,” he said.
“This project is thus targeted towards bringing qualitative health care service to the doorsteps of vulnerable people in the society; it also clearly indicates that the present administration’s all-inclusive system of governance gives room for public-private sector partnership and collaboration”, Abayomi affirmed.
While noting that the government is very mindful of the fact that many Lagosians cannot fund their health services, the Commissioner stated that the Lagos Health Scheme (LSHS) has been initiated to increase access to quality health services and help achieve universal health coverage.
“The Governor is mindful that many Lagosians cannot fund their health care services, and it is, for this reason, we developed the Lagos Health Insurance Scheme whose primary function is to deliver a spectrum of health services to the underprivileged. Amongst the health services under the scheme will be care of the mother, developing foetus, immunisation for children, medical surgery procedures and other services that our population requires”, he said.

He commended BOF for initiating the intervention, noting that the State government is always willing and ready to collaborate and support well-meaning foundations, organisations and individuals whose mission aligns with that of the present administration.
“The support you are giving us is in line with the mandate we have in driving the universal health coverage and from our encounter with your foundation, your focus is on surgery. The process of carrying out such procedure is phenomenal,” he said.

While sharing his experience from the weeklong screening programme, the founder, BOF, Dr. Benjamin Olowojebutu said the aim of the foundation was to help the poor who could not afford the fund for qualitative healthcare.
He noted that no fewer than 1,037 people have so far benefited from the weeklong free medical consultation, screening and basic medical procedures comprising blood pressure and blood sugar checks, dental screening and treatment, health education and cervical cancer screening.
“In the past four days we have screened no fewer 1,037 patients, comprising 205 fibroid cases, 97 hernia cases, 35 Lipoma cases, 24 breast lumps, 100 cervical screening and 278 dental checkups including 139 scaling and polishing and 63 tooth extractions”, Olowojebutu said.

He revealed that the collaboration with Lagos State government is borne out the conviction that the present administration is passionate about the health and wellbeing of residents.

The commemoration of Sanwo-Olu’s 100 days in office is still on.

https://nimedhealth.com.ng/2019/09/09/sanwo-olus-100-days-in-office-lagos-ngo-begin-free-surgery-for-150-patients/?amp

Health / Don’t Spiritualize Masturbation, It Is Healthy and Beneficial – Dr Ayeni by udomoh(m): 10:43am On Sep 06, 2019
Don’t spiritualize masturbation, it is healthy and beneficial – Medical expert says

Medical doctor @ Dr Ayeni has advised the general public on Twitter to desist from attaching spirituality to masturbation saying it is completely healthy and medically indicated sometimes. He went further to reel out the benefits of masturbation. He however advised against excessive masturbation saying it can cause temporary erectile dysfunction.

Read his tweets below..

Masturbation is a part of the normal physiological process & healthy living. It helps you to learn & understand your body. Masturbation is usually only a problem if it begins to interfere with daily life & relationships with friends, family, coworkers, & romantic partners.
MASTURBATION HAS NO ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECT

Benefits include:

Reduce stress

Gives pleasure

Help your relax

Improve sleep

Alleviate menstrual cramp and muscle aches

Elevate mood

Improve sex

Boost concentration

Reduce unwanted pregnancy

Prevent STIs

Decrease pain during sex

Lower the risk of prostate cancer

No risk of AIDS

Not a crime.

Boost immune system

Improves self esteem

Release sexual tension

Better understand your wants and needs

It has been found to help in lowering blood pressure and the drowsy state from attaining sexual climax through it aids sleep.

It is this near-total absence of reliable information on self pleasure that made many people associate the practice with myths and lies.

In marriages/relationships, where one partner demands more sex than the other can afford, Masturbation has been found to be very helpful.

In many mental health circles, Masturbation has been found to help relieve sexual tension, reduce depression & give higher self esteem.

“Masturbation is the healthiest human sexual behavior, associated with a range of health and life benefits, with no known (to science or medicine) health risks.”

Note that the health risks with Masturbation comes from Excessive masturbation multiple times on a daily basis. Not once in a few days.

Don’t spiritualize masturbation


Source: https://nimedhealth.com.ng/2019/09/06/dont-spiritualize-masturbation-it-is-healthy-dr-ayeni/?amp

Health / Xenophobia Is A Psychological Disorder – World Mental Health Body by udomoh(m): 2:06pm On Sep 04, 2019
Do you know that Xenophobia is a mental disorder? The recent but now common killings of foreign nationals especially Nigerians in South Africa has made xenophobia a burning issue in our National Discourse once again. This has made me dig deeper into the topic only to discover that it is included in the grouping and classification of mental disorders by the world mental health body. In Psychology and Psychiatry, it is classied as an anxiety disorder which can make a sufferer harm, maim or kill a perceived foreigner.

17 Things you should know about XENOPHOBIA from mental health perspective

1. It is a mental disorder. In psychiatry and psychology, xenophobia is classified under Anxiety Disorders, in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V). It is a form of phobia and an extreme form of racism.

2. It is the fear or hatred of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange.

3. Xenophobia is an anxiety or a mental disorder in which meeting strangers or foreigners causes extreme reactions of fear.

4. An individual suffering from xenophobia perceives the unknown or unfamiliar external element as a potential threat. This feeling is impulsive, exaggerated, and mostly baseless.

5. Xenophobic anxiety is more common in individuals with greater tendency towards fear and anxietyand those who suffer from adrenal insufficiency.

6. Xenophobia can involve perceptions of an ingroup toward an outgroup and can manifest itself in suspicion of the activities of others or individuals, and a desire to eliminate their presence to secure a presumed purity and may relate to a fear of losing national, ethnic or racial Identity.

7. In extreme and rare cases of xenophobia, a person can display a morbid preoccupation with strangers or foreigners, and might even cause them harm.

8. It can also be exhibited in the form of an “uncritical exaltation of another culture” in which a culture is ascribed “an unreal, stereotyped and exotic quality”.

9. Xenophobic related symptoms can be caused by an extremely traumatic experience, such as a violent assault by a foreigner, poverty or economic disadvantage, loss of faith in government, political agenda, a terrorist attack, or genocide. Medically, it can also be considered an adjustment disorder or regarded as related to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

10. It continues to be an effective political tool because having a common enemy feels good.

11. Some evolutionary psychologists have argued that xenophobia “may be a part of the human genetic behavioral heritage”. “Perhaps the tendency toward xenophobia protected human ancestors from outside groups who might do them harm”. They say.

13. Other scientists have complained that this is little more than an evolutionary just-so story.

14. They point out that the “genetic xenophobia claim is supported by no evidence and could be used as an excuse to justify and naturalize racism and discriminatory anti-immigration policies”.

15. The symptoms for xenophobia are very similar to other anxiety disorders: shortness of breath, rapid heart rate, nuisea, dizziness, trembling, panic attacks and profuse sweating accompanied by extreme fear or anxiety.

16. Medical treatment for xenophobia involves cognitive behavioral therapies and counseling to mitigate the irrational fear coupled with anti-anxiety medication (eg clonazepam and oxazepam) and anti-depressants.

17. Therapy aims to reprogram the patient’s mind to accepting strangers as ordinary people.

#StopXenophobia

#SayNoToXenophobia

#One Africa

#One World

Source: https://nimedhealth.com.ng/2019/09/04/xenophobia-is-a-psychological-disorder-world-mental-health-body/?amp

Health / Lagos Plan Free Surgery For 100 Residents To Mark Sanwo-olu’s 100 Days In Office by udomoh(m): 8:41am On Sep 02, 2019
Lagos plan free surgery for 100 residents to mark Sanwo-Olu’s 100 days in office

Lagos, NGO plan free surgery for 100 residents
… As Governor Sanwo-Olu Commemorates 100 Days in Office

As part of activities lined up to commemorate 100 days in Office of the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the State Government, through the Ministry of Health, and in collaboration with a non-governmental organisation – Benjamin Olowojebutu Foundation (BOF), will be carrying out free surgical interventions for 100 residents with lipomas, breast lumps, hernia and fibroid.

Announced by the Commissioner for Health

The Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who disclosed this at the weekend, said that the surgical intervention tagged ‘100 in 100’ will start with screening and selection of patients for the surgical intervention.

Criteria and location of screening

He said: “this surgical intervention programme tagged – ‘100 in 100’ will commence with a five-day screening exercise for patients with lipomas, breast lumps, hernia and fibroid from tomorrow Monday, September 2 to Friday September 6, 2019 at the General Hospital, Ijede and surgeries will hold immediately after at designated General Hospitals to be communicated to selected patients”.

Abayomi noted that apart from the screening and surgery, medical consultation and dental services will also be provided to patients at no cost.
The Commissioner averred that the health intervention programme provides an opportunity for people to benefit from health services that will improve their well-being without worrying about the cost of accessing such services, stressing that the programme like other free medical intervention programmes act as a stop-gap to improve access to quality healthcare service in the drive to achieve universal health coverage.


Commends NGO

While commending the NGO for collaborating with the State government in a humanitarian venture that seeks to ameliorate suffering and offer succour to the people in need, Abayomi said the State Ministry of Health is always open to partnerships and collaboration from well-meaning individuals and organisations whose ideals and mission align with that of government.
“As a State that believes in community participation and vibrant partnerships, the Ministry of Health is always open to collaborate with well-meaning Nigerians whose plans and intentions align with the vision of the Government to ensure that citizens live healthy and productive lives”, he said.

Take advantage of the opportunity

The Commissioner, therefore, urged residents who have lipomas, breast lumps, hernia and fibroids to take advantage of the opportunity offered by the programme to get the required help.
“I also wish to encourage everyone, not just in Ijede, Agbowa or Ikorodu, but all Lagosians to take advantage of this opportunity to get free health checks from qualified medical professionals”, he added.

NGO Director speaks

The Executive Director of the BOF, Dr. Benjamin Olowojebutu said that the foundation is happy to collaborate with the State Government to offer help to indigent residents who are suffering from various diseases, adding that the 100 days of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration presents BOF with a good platform to touch people’s lives positively in line with the foundation’s mission.
“We are driven by love and compassion to help indigent people suffering from various diseases such as Fibroids, Lipomas, Breast lumps, Hydrocele, and Hernias. The goal of BOF is to, in the long run, change the healthcare space with love and compassion. We want to let people know that there is help for them through our foundation. If you have these health conditions and can’t afford surgery, just come for screening at Ijede General Hospital from Monday and we will readily offer care”, he said.

Free myomectomy for 1000 Nigerian women across the federation

Olowojebutu added that his foundation in collaboration with various State governments would ensure that 1,000 indigent women across the 36 States of the federation undergo fibroid surgeries free-of-charge in 2019.

Source: https://nimedhealth.com.ng/2019/09/02/lagos-plan-free-surgery-for-100-residents-to-mark-sanwo-olus-100-days-in-office/?amp

Health / A Short & Sad Story Of How Vero Died Of Antibiotics Resistance (photos) by udomoh(m): 7:19am On Sep 02, 2019
Vero has abused antibiotics and now she have to face the consequences of antibiotics resistance – she lost her life

Read her sad story….

Vero has catarrh >>>>>>>ANTIBIOTICS
Vero has malaria >>>>>>>ANTIBIOTICS
Vero has headache >>>>>>>ANTIBIOTICS
Vero wants to prevent pregnancy >>>>>>>ANTIBIOTICS
Vero wants to wash her blood >>>>>>>ANTIBIOTICS
Vero feels weak small >>>>>>>ANTIBIOTICS
Vero feels better after some days>>>>>> Stop ANTIBIOTICS.

Vero is has won championship in amoxyl, flagyl, ciprotab, red and yellow capsule , white capsule, ampiclox beecham, imipeneme, ceftriaxone, and thalazole. She has a medal on how to use these antibiotics without the doctor’s prescription. Vero even prescribe for her friends to flush out (you know) from their bodies to avoid pregnancy. She is proud of herself.

Few years after, Vero falls sick. Vero arranges ANTIBIOTICS as usual. Unfortunately, Vero did not get better. Vero goes to hospital.

Urine culture test is now like: Resistant! Resistant! Resistant! Vero is resistant to all antibiotics. Vero can’t help herself. Doctors can’t help her. Vero is confused, her doctors are confused. “As e dey pain am, e dey sweet the bacteria”. They have entered her blood and are multiplying, “we have caught her they said and we will kill her”. “She showed us the way and appreciate her for that”. They said. Vero now have sepsis (blood infection) and doctors have used the highest strength of antibiotics yet Vero is still resistant and not responding to treatment. After one month, Vero died. What a sad and painful death. Vero have “ode eshi” to antibiotics but succumbed to a bacteria that penicillin V would ordinarily have cured. The end.

Dear Patient, antibiotic resistance is real. Use antibiotics only when clearly needed and ensure you complete the recommended dose. Also, avoid skipping doses!

Repeated used of Vero is for emphasis. Although a work of fiction, the campaign against antibiotics abuse and resistance is real.

Antibiotics resistance is coming for us all… Consult a physician before using antibiotics. In case you don’t have the time, consult your pharmacist who’s just a distance from your home… The cry for antibiotics resistance is real, and it’s coming.

Of a truth, 700, 000 people die due to antimicrobial resistance yearly. However, 5.7 million people die due to lack of access to the necessary antibiotics.

Antibiotic abuse is one of the things driving antibiotic resistance. Now so many antibiotics no longer work when they are needed.
The picture means that there is no antibiotic that will work for that particular person’s infection. All the ‘powerful’ antibiotics are ‘incapacitated’. When an organism isn’t killed by an antibiotic, we say the organism is resistant to the antibiotic hence antibiotic resistance.

It concerns everyone. Because the person misusing the antibiotic enables the bacteria to develop resistance. So this resistant bacteria is not specific to that person alone but it spreads to all in the community. It’s everyone’s responsibility to ensure antibiotics are used right.

Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction, Names, characters, places and incidents are the product of my imagination. If this resembles any actual incident or person, then then it is purely coincidental.

Repeated used of Vero is for emphasis. Although a work of fiction, the campaign against antibiotics abused and resistance is real.

Also Read: Emeka has syphilis, a short story by Aproko Doctor here.

Credits:

Bundu Davies (Medical doctor who first shared the story on Facebook)

The Nigerian Health Blog (made and added some changes to the story for your reading pleasure)

Source: https://nimedhealth.com.ng/2019/09/01/a-short-story-of-how-vero-died-of-antibiotics-resistance-photos/?amp

Health / Start Offering B.sc Courses For Herbal Medicine, Mamora Urges Varsities by udomoh(m): 7:56pm On Aug 30, 2019
Introduce Bachelor of Science for Herbal Medicine, Mamora urges Varsities

The Minister of State for Health, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora, has called on Nigerian universities to introduce Bachelor of Science degree programme in traditional medicine for better healthcare delivery.

Made this call at the 2019 African Traditional Medicine Day in Abuja

Mamora made the call at a news conference commemorating the 2019 African Traditional Medicine Day in Abuja on Friday.

African Traditional Medicine day is celebrated on August 31 annually.

The theme for the 2019 event was, “Integrating Traditional Medicine in Health Sciences Curricular in the African Region.”

He appealed to Nigerian universities to incorporate modules of herbal medicine in their curricular of health sciences, adding that this could be achieved with support from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund.

The minister also unveiled the ministry’s report on curriculum development for the training of herbal medical practitioners and medical schools.

He urged agencies and departments working on traditional medicine in the country to work together for the development of the sector.

He said the ultimate goal of government in the sector was to derive maximum economic benefits from traditional medicine like China, India and other countries.

State governments should establish tradomedical departments to complement departments of Medicine

The minister urged state governments and the Federal Capital Territory to establish traditional medicine departments for healthcare development.

Mamora suggested that such department should be complementary to medicine department to provide opportunities for rapid development and integration of traditional medicine into the healthcare delivery system.

A bill underway

He said the ministry was working on a traditional and complementary medicine bill to be submitted to the executive for approval and forwarding to the National Assembly for passage.

NUC promises to collaborate with the Health Ministry on the need to have herbal degrees

The Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, Mr. Abubakar Rashid, said the commission would collaborate with the ministry to improve the knowledge of undergraduates of health sciences on traditional medicine.

Initiate policies to guard our intellectual property rights, rep of tradomedical practitioners solicits

Representative of Nigeria Traditional Medicine Practitioners, Mr. Loveth Iwuzu, appealed to government to initiate policy to guard the intellectual property rights of the traditional medicine practitioners.

Representative of Global Health Body Speaks

In his remark, Dr. Clement Peter, Officer in Charge of World Health Organisation, Nigeria, restated the commitment of the organisation to support the federal government to integrate traditional medicine into national health system.

Source: https://nimedhealth.com.ng/2019/08/30/introduce-bachelor-of-science-for-herbal-medicine-mamora-urges-varsities/?amp

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Health / Remove Camphor From Your Newborns, It Causes Jaundice – Aproko Doctor by udomoh(m): 11:57am On Aug 30, 2019
Naphthalene or Camphor causes jaundice in newborns, kindly remove them from your babies – Aproko Doctor

Medical doctor and social media influencer @Aproko Doctor has warned mothers (parents) to desist from using camphor or naphthalene on the clothes of newborns giving reasons that it causes jaundice. He went further to explain the long term complications of jaundice in newborns which include: cerebral palsy, seizures (epilepsy) and delayed developmental milestones.

Read his tweets and comments that followed below……

WARNING! If you have a newborn baby, avoid camphor around them and even on their clothes Camphor or naphthalene is linked to jaundice in new babies

Jaundice is yellow coloration of their skin and eyes because of overproduction of bilirubin

It can cause brain damage!

Our red cells contain hemoglobin, this is what helps carry the oxygen from your lungs to other places When red blood cells are broken down, this haemoglobin is broken down to bilirubin

When this gets to the liver, they are combined with a compound that makes them less harmful

Some babies, mostly male babies may lack an enzyme called G6PD, this deficiency is inherited and common in Africans It helps protect the red cells from damage and when it’s lacking, the cells break down easily.

Exposing them to camphor can rapidly breakdown their blood cells.

Also, babies have a special kind of red blood cells at birth that have a short life span.

They also have low concentrations of that binding substance in the liver.

Now camphor may increase the breakdown of these red blood cells causing an increase in bilirubin.

Because this bilirubin is not bound, it enters into the blood stream, this is what colors the eyes and the skin of the baby yellow.

If it gets too high, it may get into the brain of thay baby, this can lead to seizures, drowsiness, poor feeding or sucking, abnormal cries.

Most people say that putting babies under the sun can help reduce jaundice, but because of the risk of burning them or increasing their temperature to risky levels, it is no longer recommended.

If you suspect your baby has jaundice, see a pediatrician immediately.

Comments

Wife of an Ibo Man@ibevic

I learnt this 5years ago when I had my 2nd son. He had mild Jaundice.We got home his grandma who came for omugwo unbeknownst to us uses naphthalene on her clothes. Long story short, thank God for the doctors at Reddington V/I. Since then, I have a strong phobia for the thing.

Timileyin Olaifa@Prince1timmie

Avoid deodorant in general, “a substance which removes or conceals unpleasant smells, especially bodily odours.” Once you notice any abnormality of a new born, report it to your Doctor right away.


Made in Aba@ugybabe2020

After God saved my neighbor’s baby from dying after eating coloured camphor in my room, I will never go near it again.I used to put it at corner of my room in school.I was sleeping when she came and thought it was sweet.She ate almost all.

ikpefua faith@elohigbe

I removed all Camphor from my baby’s locker immediately I saw this the first time you posted it. He had jaundice at birth but was put under a phototherapy light for days. I don’t know what caused it tho because I wasn’t sick all through my 9months.

Uche Ndukwe@Efuche

Why even use camphor for kids unless there’s a roach infestation (in which case dont even put their cloths in such a place);their clothes won’t smell ‘nice’ but have that built up strong(granny) odour. Properly washed and dried cloths have crispier smells.*wink

J_Town_Chik@DavidNanbam

What about babies from 4months above should we consider them newborns as well and should not use the camphor.
Adele Esse@Bea_esse
And there’s camphor in the wardrobe my mother in-law kept my baby stuff. Now he’s having issues sucking. Could this be the reason.

Udychuku@udychuku

I never knew abt camphor and jaundice till I read it here.A doctor close to me had to do the 2nd exchange blood transfusion 4 a baby with jaundice last night.The jaundice kept progressing after the 1st transfusion because the change of clothes they brought for the mother had camphor on it.
The Doctor on duty just made the discovery yesterday afternoon. Before then, they were wondering why the jaundice kept increasing despite all the drugs.


Source: https://nimedhealth.com.ng/2019/08/30/camphor-causes-jaundice-in-newborns/?amp

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Health / LASG Takes Over Medical Responsibility Of Ikorodu Accident Victims by udomoh(m): 8:54am On Aug 28, 2019
Lagos State Government takes medical responsibility of Ikorodu accident victims

………Assures victims of adequate care

Lagos State Government has promised to take full responsibility of the medical bills of victims of the motor accident involving a full load dangote cement truck and a passenger (BRT) bus which occurred at the early hours of today at Asolo along Ikorodu Road, Lagos.

State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi who disclosed this today during a visit to victims of the accident at the General Hospital, Ikorodu sympathized with the victims and assured them of quality and adequate care at the facility.
Abayomi explained that out of the 53 accident victims that were brought to the hospital, one of the victims was brought in dead while two others died in the hospital due to the severity of injuries sustained.

He added that eight others were referred to other state-owned specialist facilities, adding that five of the patients were referred to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH while three others were taken to the General Hospital, Gbagada for further treatment.

The Commissioner commended the swift action of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), LASAMBUS, LASTMA and other first responders for the prompt rescue of the accident victims.

He noted that though the victims sustained different degree of injuries, the Commissioner however, stated that the affected persons are all responding well to treatment. He therefore urged family members and victims to be calm and cooperate with medical team to ensure quick recovery of their loved ones.

Abayomi assured the family members of the victims that that the state government would do everything possible to ensure that the victims are discharged soonest.
While speaking with family members of the victims, Abayomi said that the government remains committed to its promise of ensuring that Lagosian get best health care services, saying that the present administration in the State will leave no stone unturned in ensuring best practices in health care delivery across the State.

“On behalf of the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwoolu who is currently out of the country, I express my sympathy to the victims of this unfortunate incidence and I assured you that the government has taken full responsibility to ensure that all victims get adequate health care free of charge. As I said earlier, the State Government will not relent in ensuring that Lagosians get quality health care.” he stated.

https://nimedhealth.com.ng/2019/08/28/lasg-takes-medical-responsibility-of-ikorodu-accident-victims/?amp

Crime / Indonesian Court Sentences A Convicted Serial Rapist To Chemical Castration by udomoh(m): 2:55pm On Aug 27, 2019
Mus Aris bin Syukur was convicted over the rape of nine young girls between 2015 and 2018 in Mojokerto, Indonesia has been sentenced to chemical castration by the court, a judgement which some persons have considered harsh

He will become the first person in his country to be chemically castrated in a landmark court ruling declaring harsher punishment for sex offenders especially pedophiles

He was sentenced at a court in East Java under the Presidential Regulation In Lieu of Law.
The law has since enabled judges to enact the death penalty and chemical castration for convicted paedophiles.

The court ruling read: “We hereby give the additional sentence in the form of chemical castration to the convicted.”

Indonesian President Speaks

President Joko Widodo said at the time of ratification: “This regulation is intended to overcome the crisis caused by sexual violence against children.

“Sexual crimes against children are extraordinary crimes, because they threaten the lives of children.”

Doctors are reluctant, say they are not executioners, delay execution of judgement

The judgement cannot be implemented in the country yet as doctors have refused to perform the procedure.

Indonesia’s medical practictioners has insisted the practise goes against their ethics and violates a 2016 edict by the Medical Ethics and Honors Council. As a result, the punishment date has not been set.

DI chairman Ilham Oetama Marsis said in an official statement in 2016: “Don’t involve doctors as executors of the additional punishment”.

“Chemical Castration will NOT deter Rapists”, doctors say

The head of medical doctors in Indonesia continues: “Based on scientific evidence, chemical castration does not suppress perpetrators’ desire for sexual violence.”

What is chemical castration?

It involves the use of anaphrodisiac drugs via injection or tablets, to reduce libido or sexual activity. The effects are reversible after the person stops taking the drug. Castration can also be surgical. Wikipedia says: “Unlike surgical castration, where the gonads are removed through an incision in the body, chemical castration does not remove organs, nor is it a form of sterilization.

It is generally considered reversible when treatment is discontinued, although permanent effects in body chemistry can sometimes be seen, as in the case of bone density loss increasing with length of use of DMPA”.

Countries that that constitutionally castrate Rapists

Countries which use chemical castration include Argentina, Australia, Estonia, Ukraine, Khazastan, Israel, Moldova, New Zealand, Poland and Russia.

Moldova legalised the practice in 2012 as a punishment against those convicted for child sex crimes.

Chemical castration is gaining popularity in the US

Earlier in June this year, Alabama signed a law requiring child sex offenders with victims younger than 13 to undergo castration as a condition of parole.

https://nimedhealth.com.ng/2019/08/27/indonesian-court-sentences-a-convicted-serial-rapist-to-chemical-castration/?amp

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Health / Breaking: Prof Sylvanus Okogbeni, CMD Of Irrua, Kidnapped! by udomoh(m): 7:06pm On Aug 26, 2019
Prof Sylvanus Okogbeni, CMD of Irrua Teaching Hospital kidnapped in Ramat Park, Benin City, Edo State!

This happened at 12:30pm today

Read the report……..

The Chief Medical Director of Irrua Teaching Hospital, Irrua, Edo state, Prof Sylvanus Okogbeni has been kidnapped by some daredevil kidnappers. Two mobile policemen attached to him were fatally wounded and now in a life threatening state. The incident happened this afternoon at Ramat Park, Ikpoba Hill in Benin city.

According to report, the professor who was on his way to Irrua with his security escort was attacked by some vicious and deadly gunmen who overtook his vehicle and suddenly opened fire. The hoodlums who came with 2 cars, a Lexus jeep and a Toyota Voltron had the Jeep driven by a young female who was said to be the leader of the gang.

Some eye witnesses said ,she gave directive to the men to open fire. Two of the mobile policemen were first brought down before they finally abducted the Chief Medical Director to unknown destination. While the hoodlums were going away with their victim, they allegedly shot sporadically to scare members of the public.

People were said to have ran for their lives to avoid stray bullets. The police has been briefed and efforts are now in place to rescue him unhurt.

According to eyewitness, who spoke to DAILY POST, “we were very surprised when they used another vehicle to block the CMD.

“The doors of the vehicle did not open normally but they have to break the glasses to penetrate, having shot repeatedly at the SUV, which we believe is a bullet-proof.

“They shot two police officers, one died instantly and the man that rushed the other one to the hospital just came back now telling us that, he is also dead.”

Police spokesmen, Chidi Uwanbuzor told our reporter that he was yet to get full details of the incident.

It was gathered that two Assistant Directors of the hospital were abducted last week and were released after payment of ransom.

Chairman of Senior Staff Association of Universities Teaching Hospital Research Institute and Associated Institutions of Nigeria, Irrua branch, Comrade Emmanuel Igiechi, said the union would protest against insecurity in the area.

Comrade Igiechi said the abduction showed that staff of the hospital were being monitored.

“This tells us how serious the security situation has become. It is a very dire situation we are in. The security agencies should strengthen their presence in Irrua and environs.

But as at press time, no contact for ransom has been made from the kidnappers to the family members.

SOURCE: https://nimedhealth.com.ng/2019/08/26/prof-sylvanus-okogbeni-cmd-of-irrua-kidnapped/?amp

Health / Woman Hears ‘swooshing Sound’ In Her Ear, Turns Out To Be Venomous Spider by udomoh(m): 8:23am On Aug 25, 2019
The story of how a venomous brown recluse spider was discovered and removed from a woman’s left ear.

A woman went to the doctor with what she thought was water sloshing around in her left ear. But water doesn’t have eight legs, pincers and a venomous bite. Doctors pulled a venomous brown recluse spider out of her ear!

According to a new affiliate report, a woman in Missouri went to the doctor, thinking she had water in her ear that wouldn’t go away. That’s when doctors figured out the real culprit: a brown recluse Spider inside her left ear.

You may want to purchase some earplugs after this.

Now the report……

On Tuesday morning, a 41-year-old Missouri woman woke up with a bizarre sensation in her left ear. Susie Torres told KSHB that she heard a “swooshing” noise and assumed it was clogged water, so she went to a local clinic to have it checked out. After a medical assistant did a quick examination, she informed Torres that she had to get more people, as she believed the woman had a bug in her ear.

“She came back in and told me it was a spider,” Torres told the outlet. “They had a few tools and worked their magic and got it out.”

But it gets creepier. Torres was told that it wasn’t just any spider; it was a highly venomous brown recluse spider, whose bite could result in itchiness, pain, irritation, sweating, nausea, and, in rare cases, death.

Thankfully, the eight-legged creature didn’t bite Torres as it was occupying her ear.

“I never thought they would crawl in your ear or any part of your body,” said Torres, who is now taking extra precautions before bedtime. “I went and put some cotton balls in my ear last night, because I did not have any ear plugs, I’m pretty terrified of spiders.”

According to the CDC, the brown recluse is one of two venomous spiders found in the U.S., along with black widows. “Spiders are usually not aggressive and most bites occur because a spider is trapped or unintentionally contacted,” the CDC says. So, Torres got lucky — she could’ve received a bite that would cause itching, pain, and irritation, or even, in rare cases, death.

It wasn’t too long ago that doctors found a spider spinning a web inside a man’s ear in China, The Sun newspaper in the U.K. reports. The patient went to the doctor complaining of an “itchy crawling sensation” inside his ear and doctors saw the insect deep in his canal. They took video of the web-spinning spider, which went viral in May.

Ear-dwelling spiders have made headlines other times before. In 2012, doctors in China found a spider that had been living in a woman’s ear for 5 days. And in 2007, an Oregon boy complaining of a faint popping sound “like Rice Krispies” ended up having two spiders removed from his ear.

Source: https://nimedhealth.com.ng/2019/08/25/woman-hears-swooshing-sound-in-her-ear-turns-out-to-be-venomous-brown-recluse-spider/?amp

Health / A Female Doctor Seriously Needs Your Advice (photo) by udomoh(m): 1:50pm On Aug 24, 2019
A female doctor seriously needs your advice�

A female medical doctor (names withheld) has taken to her instagram handle to seek advice from well meaning Nigerians…..�

She wrote: “wondering what else I can do to get money, this anicteric, acyanosed career (medical career ) cannot pay my Bills……local girl cannot do small girl big God(you know what this means) …….I need other sources of income….

#Advice please

NB: anicteric means eyes not yellow

Acyanosed means lips not bluish.

They are both medical terms must health care providers will relate to .

Back to the matter………..�

Advice her…..


Source: https://nimedhealth.com.ng/2019/08/23/a-female-doctor-seriously-needs-your-advice-photo/?amp

Health / An Open Letter To Dr Osagie Ehanire – Kolade Olaniyi by udomoh(m): 8:23am On Aug 24, 2019
This is an open letter to Dr Osagie Ehanire the newly inaugurated Honourable Minister of Health


Sir,

With recent development in Nigeria, its people now know those who will oversee the respective sectors of government for the next four years. One sector that has been deprived of its due attention since 1960 and has gotten worse in recent times is that which manages the people’s physical, physiological, psychological, mental and social well being – the health sector.

In as much as there are some marginal gains here and there, not much has been recorded in achieving a healthy population which is key to economic prosperity. The indices of health coverage, child and maternal health, life expectancy among other variables remain ugly and sometimes depressing. It is therefore no gainsaying that you have got a huge job to do if your impact must be felt by the Nigerian people now and in years to come.

One major task ahead of you is attracting the attention of the people to your ministry through a well organized system of efficient and result-oriented intrasectorial, intersectorial and intergovernmental strategies, policies and programmes. By now, I expect you to have published your plans, policy documents and roadmap for the health sector as like the time of then minister of health under the then military government of General Ibrahim Babagida – Prof. Beko Kuti (late). We are waiting not waiting for to settle in, you have been there before. A road map will tell the Nigerian people your policy direction and plans for them.

Nigeria over the years has put in place a number of structures to address the challenges against the efficient healthcare delivery to all. These include the Basic Health Service Scheme in 1975, National Health Policy in 1988, National Primary Health Care Development Agency in 1992, National Health Insurance Scheme in 2005, National Health Act in 2014 among others. As at now, only about 20 per cent of the 30,000 public PHCs in the country is fully functional according to a recent survey by a non-governmental body, CISLAC. What has been mainly lacking in achieving the goals of these well thought out plans of primary and universal heath care for is the political will to ensure things are done as expected at all levels.

Moving forward, there isn’t time for you (Dr. Osagie Ehanire) to engage in rhetorics in the name of organizing summits, conferences, gallivanting round the globe or what have you. You should rather have a quick evaluation of the above structures, get them refined and see to their implementation.

The primary health centre revitalization programme which was launched in 2017 and has been abandoned, needs to be revisited urgently. Quality human resources, equipment, consumables, etc should be readily available and there should be frequent and sporadic visits to assess the level of functioning of these facilities.

Please be aware that as I write you this letter, we have only 7 radiotherapy machines serving 200 million Nigerians and you know what? Only one is working! The remaining 6 have broken down from overuse or are now archaic and out-of-touch with modern technology. This was authoritatively reported by the investigative online news media, Premium Times. In 2017 (of which you were a junior minister then), the BBC reported that: “a dog with lymphoma in Miami has a better chance of getting treatment than a woman with a brain tumor in Lagos”. They added that: “a dog in the US is more likely to receive radiotherapy than a person in Nigeria”. This speaks volumes for cancer care services in Nigeria.

There is strong need for the domestication of the WHO’s universal health coverage, service delivery, public policy and leadership reforms to close the intolerable gap between the people’s aspirations and the resources available for implementation of primary health care.

The National Health Insurance Scheme currently covers about 5% of the population, who are only civil servants and their families leaving out poorer Nigerians who are forced to pay out-of-pocket or cannot outrightly assess medical care. How do we achieve Universal Health Coverage for all with this? This is 14 years after the scheme was set up and have only five per cent coverage. At this snail-pace, it will take Nigeria up to 280 years to achieve universal coverage! The scheme need to be more encompassing and probably made compulsory if you have in your plans the intention of affordable and quality access to health care for the Nigerian people.

Again, the issues of a transparency and accountability in the heath sector especially in budgetary allocations cannot be over emphasized. Your are serving in government that came into power with the mantra of “fight against corruption” The allegations of corruption in the nation’s health sector are too grave to ignore, considering the critical nature of services it provides and thus should be given serious thoughts and corrupt health officials in met with firm actions. This will encourage greater private sector participation in health insurance, healthy competition, universal best practices and growth of your ministry. The Nigerian people will be better for it.

On medical tourism, about 400 billion naira ($1billion) has been estimated as what the nation loses annually to other economies. 90 percent of the medical tourists are politicians even in this government that promised change from the norm in 2015. With judicious use of available resources, legislation to ensure government officials treat themselves in Nigeria and increased budgetary provision from the currently less than 4% of the total annual budget, improved medical facilities, specialist training, better pay for health workers, right attitude of personnel, quality service delivery with results among other measures, this menace can gradually be reversed. It’s also important to understand economic losses and other impacts of the brain drain in the sector on the nation’s development.

Another important task waiting for you Sir is finding a lasting solution to the unhealthy intrasectorial or interprofessional rivalry. There is need for clear demonstration of neutrality, and each category of health workers must be accorded its dignity be it a Nurse, Pharmacist, Laboratory Scientist or a Doctor. You should not be seen to be taking sides and the term “minister of doctors’ should not be used to describe you. Every member of the Nigerian health sector must feel they belong to the system. For every rivalry that exist between a doctor and other health workers, please know that a patient if not patients die.

Intersectorial collaboration with Ministries of Education, Environment and Transport is vital. Health education must be done massively both formally and informally to all people for increased consciousness of their general well being and that of the public. Human security, food safety and security, availability of potable water to all, pollution control and prevention, prevention of road traffic accidents, hazards control and prevention among other health related events can be achieved through your organized partnership with the respective sectors involved.

In order to democratize any gain in the health sector, the state, local governments and private sector must be seen on the same page with the Federal Government to avoid disjointed or parallel programmes. The organised private sector should be given a greater role in heath delivery. A regular evaluation of these programmes and intersectoral participation will help attain the set goals. Dr. Osagie Ehanire Sir, please carry every tier of government and the private sector along. Health for all is not a federal government responsibility alone. This mentality has been part of the problems all along.

Finally, the only way the country can justify sustained international support is displaying serious commitment to the health of its people and showing results for previous investments in the health sector. Universal health coverage for Nigerians is achievable if you start laying bricks on the foundation!

You are a gentle man, your tenure should be free of the vile language that was the trademark of your former boss.

Let me say a hearty congratulations to you on your appointment as the substantive Health Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Dr. Olaniyi Kolade

(MBBS, Benin)


Source: https://nimedhealth.com.ng/2019/08/23/an-open-letter-to-dr-osagie-ehanire-kolade-olaniyi/?amp

Health / 1000 Residents Benefit From Free Lagos Surgical Intervention by udomoh(m): 5:48am On Aug 24, 2019
1000 residents benefit from free Lagos surgical intervention
…. Sanwo-Olu visits, expresses hope for improvement in the health sector

No fewer than 1000 residents of Lagos State have so far benefited from the free surgical intervention, including orthopaedic surgery, eye surgery, dental procedure and ENT surgery amongst others, being offered by the Lagos State Government and a non-governmental organisation, BOSKOH Lagos Healthcare Mission.

The surgical intervention which is an offshoot of the free screening conducted in designated primary health centres across the state is being carried out simultaneously in seven general hospitals.
First Lady of Lagos State, Mrs. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, who visited beneficiaries of the free medical intervention in five of the centres today expressed delight at the impact the interventions had on the lives of beneficiaries.

She said: “I have gone round five general hospitals today to observe what has been done for the past few days. I was at the Massey Street Children’s Hospital, General Hospital, Lagos, Onikan General Hospital, Gbagada General Hospital and the Orile-Agege General Hospital and I must say I am impressed with surgeries that were being done and it is indeed heartwarming that the beneficiaries of these free surgical interventions were quite appreciative”

Sanwo-Olu, who gave kudos to the management of BOSKOH Lagos Healthcare International (HMI) for the humanitarian service, noted that she is impressed by interventions that were carried out so far.

While noting that she is aware that the medical team even worked during the last public holidays to ensure the success of the programme, the First Lady expressed optimism that there is hope for improvement in the health sector with various health interventions being implemented by the present administration.

According to the Executive Director of the NGO, Mrs. Nike Osa, over 88 eye surgeries were carried out in Orile Agege General Hospital while over 120 surgeries have so far been done at Onikan General Hospital.

She stressed that over 300 cases are currently being treated at the General Hospital, Lagos while surgeries are still ongoing at Badagry and Epe General Hospitals.
“As we speak surgeries are going on in all our centres and we really appreciate everyone that has partnered with us and volunteered for this noble course without being paid”, she said.
She appreciated the Lagos State Government and the Governor of Lagos, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu for deeming it fit, to partner with her organization to bring succour to people, especially children who are the most vulnerable in the society.

Source: https://nimedhealth.com.ng/2019/08/24/1000-residents-benefit-from-free-lagos-surgical-intervention/?amp

Health / An Open Letter To Dr Osagie Ehanire – Kolade Olaniyi by udomoh(m): 7:46am On Aug 23, 2019
This is an open letter to Dr Osagie Ehanire the newly inaugurated Honourable Minister of Health


Sir,

With recent development in Nigeria, its people now know those who will oversee the respective sectors of government for the next four years. One sector that has been deprived of its due attention since 1960 and has gotten worse in recent times is that which manages the people’s physical, physiological, psychological, mental and social well being – the health sector.

In as much as there are some marginal gains here and there, not much has been recorded in achieving a healthy population which is key to economic prosperity. The indices of health coverage, child and maternal health, life expectancy among other variables remain ugly and sometimes depressing. It is therefore no gainsaying that you have got a huge job to do if your impact must be felt by the Nigerian people now and in years to come.

One major task ahead of you is attracting the attention of the people to your ministry through a well organized system of efficient and result-oriented intrasectorial, intersectorial and intergovernmental strategies, policies and programmes. By now, I expect you to have published your plans, policy documents and roadmap for the health sector as like the time of then minister of health under the then military government of General Ibrahim Babagida – Prof. Beko Kuti (late). We are waiting not waiting for to settle in, you have been there before. A road map will tell the Nigerian people your policy direction and plans for them.

Nigeria over the years has put in place a number of structures to address the challenges against the efficient healthcare delivery to all. These include the Basic Health Service Scheme in 1975, National Health Policy in 1988, National Primary Health Care Development Agency in 1992, National Health Insurance Scheme in 2005, National Health Act in 2014 among others. As at now, only about 20 per cent of the 30,000 public PHCs in the country is fully functional according to a recent survey by a non-governmental body, CISLAC. What has been mainly lacking in achieving the goals of these well thought out plans of primary and universal heath care for is the political will to ensure things are done as expected at all levels.

Moving forward, there isn’t time for you (Dr. Osagie Ehanire) to engage in rhetorics in the name of organizing summits, conferences, gallivanting round the globe or what have you. You should rather have a quick evaluation of the above structures, get them refined and see to their implementation.

The primary health centre revitalization programme which was launched in 2017 and has been abandoned, needs to be revisited urgently. Quality human resources, equipment, consumables, etc should be readily available and there should be frequent and sporadic visits to assess the level of functioning of these facilities.

Please be aware that as I write you this letter, we have only 7 radiotherapy machines serving 200 million Nigerians and you know what? Only one is working! The remaining 6 have broken down from overuse or are now archaic and out-of-touch with modern technology. This was authoritatively reported by the investigative online news media, Premium Times. In 2017 (of which you were a junior minister then), the BBC reported that: “a dog with lymphoma in Miami has a better chance of getting treatment than a woman with a brain tumor in Lagos”. They added that: “a dog in the US is more likely to receive radiotherapy than a person in Nigeria”. This speaks volumes for cancer care services in Nigeria.

There is strong need for the domestication of the WHO’s universal health coverage, service delivery, public policy and leadership reforms to close the intolerable gap between the people’s aspirations and the resources available for implementation of primary health care.

The National Health Insurance Scheme currently covers about 5% of the population, who are only civil servants and their families leaving out poorer Nigerians who are forced to pay out-of-pocket or cannot outrightly assess medical care. How do we achieve Universal Health Coverage for all with this? This is 14 years after the scheme was set up and have only five per cent coverage. [i]At this snail-pace, it will take Nigeria up to 280 years to achieve universal coverage! [/i]The scheme need to be more encompassing and probably made compulsory if you have in your plans the intention of affordable and quality access to health care for the Nigerian people.

Again, the issues of a transparency and accountability in the heath sector especially in budgetary allocations cannot be over emphasized. Your are serving in government that came into power with the mantra of “fight against corruption” The allegations of corruption in the nation’s health sector are too grave to ignore, considering the critical nature of services it provides and thus should be given serious thoughts and corrupt health officials in met with firm actions. This will encourage greater private sector participation in health insurance, healthy competition, universal best practices and growth of your ministry. The Nigerian people will be better for it.

On medical tourism, about 400 billion naira ($1billion) has been estimated as what the nation loses annually to other economies. 90 percent of the medical tourists are politicians even in this government that promised change from the norm in 2015. With judicious use of available resources, legislation to ensure government officials treat themselves in Nigeria and increased budgetary provision from the currently less than 4% of the total annual budget, improved medical facilities, specialist training, better pay for health workers, right attitude of personnel, quality service delivery with results among other measures, this menace can gradually be reversed. It’s also important to understand economic losses and other impacts of the brain drain in the sector on the nation’s development.

Another important task waiting for you Sir is finding a lasting solution to the unhealthy intra-sectorial or inter-professional rivalry. There is need for clear demonstration of neutrality, and each category of health workers must be accorded its dignity be it a Nurse, Pharmacist, Laboratory Scientist or a Doctor. You should not be seen to be taking sides and the term “minister of doctors’ should not be used to describe you. Every member of the Nigerian health sector must feel they belong to the system. For every rivalry that exist between a doctor and other health workers, please know that a patient if not patients die.

Intersectorial collaboration with Ministries of Education, Environment and Transport is vital. Health education must be done massively both formally and informally to all people for increased consciousness of their general well being and that of the public. Human security, food safety and security, availability of potable water to all, pollution control and prevention, prevention of road traffic accidents, hazards control and prevention among other health related events can be achieved through your organized partnership with the respective sectors involved.

In order to democratize any gain in the health sector, the state, local governments and private sector must be seen on the same page with the Federal Government to avoid disjointed or parallel programmes. The organised private sector should be given a greater role in heath delivery. A regular evaluation of these programmes and intersectoral participation will help attain the set goals. Dr. Osagie Ehanire Sir, please carry every tier of government and the private sector along. Health for all is not a federal government responsibility alone. This mentality has been part of the problems all along.

Finally, the only way the country can justify sustained international support is displaying serious commitment to the health of its people and showing results for previous investments in the health sector. Universal health coverage for Nigerians is achievable if you start laying bricks on the foundation!

You are a gentle man, your tenure should be free of the vile language that was the trademark of your former boss.

Let me say a hearty congratulations to you on your appointment as the substantive Health Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Dr. Olaniyi Kolade

(MBBS, Benin)


Source: https://nimedhealth.com.ng/2019/08/23/an-open-letter-to-dr-osagie-ehanire-kolade-olaniyi/?amp

Health / Meet Prof Akin Abayomi, Lagos New Commissioner Of Health by udomoh(m): 1:30pm On Aug 21, 2019
14 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PROF AKIN ABAYOMI, EMERITUS PROFESSOR- LAGOS NEW COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH

1. He is a Professor Emeritus of Medicine

2. His full name is Prof Akin Emmanuel Abayomi

3. He is 68 years old

4. Prof Akin Abayomi is a specialist in Internal Medicine, Haematology, Oncology, Environmental Health and Biosecurity.

5. Akin studied at the Royal Medical College of Saint Bartholomew’s Hospital in the University of London where he attained his first graduate degree in Medicine and progressing to obtain fellowships from both Royal College of Medicine in the United Kingdom and the College of Medicine of South Africa.

6. Akin has worked in several countries around the world in Internal Medicine and has been exposed to a variety of geographical variations of disease patterns within the discipline of Internal Medicine.

7. Abayomi also trained in ecosystem integrity, wilderness management and biosecurity and has a special interest in environmental health and passion for ecosystem integrity and the impact of environmental degradation on human health, practicing holistic organic agroforestry in combination with ecosystem conservation.

8. Akin manages a 300 Acre organic bio habitat forest conservation project in his spare time in Osun State on the banks of Osun River.

9. Professor Abayomi’s focus has mainly been on the concept of emerging infectious diseases and the development of laboratory and clinical capacity in Africa.

10. Professor Abayomi was a PI on the H3Africa Genomic project, Director of the Cape Haematology Bone Marrow Transplant Unit and adviser to the Royal College of Pathologists for Africa.

11. He was the president of the South African Society of Haematology and serves on council of the International Society for Clinical Cytometry and the European, Middle East and Africa Bio-banking Society.

12. Professor Abayomi until his appointment as the Commissioner for Health in Nigeria’s most populous city – Lagos was a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Emeritus in the Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town and Principal Investigator of the Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortium or GET, which was established at the height of the Ebola Outbreak to address bio-security concerns in Africa.

13. Before his appointment as Lagos state Commissioner of Health, Prof Akin Abayomi was working with the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria.

14. In his words: “My focus has mainly been on the complications of HIV and the development of laboratory and clinical capacity to rise to the challenge of the HIV epidemic in the developing world and Africa”.

https://nimedhealth.com.ng/2019/08/21/meet-prof-akin-abayomi-lagos-new-commissioner-of-health/?amp

Health / Bushes And Snakes Take Over Uniben Medical Students Hostel (Pics) by udomoh(m): 3:09pm On Aug 20, 2019
Bushes and snakes takes over Uniben Medical Students Hostel

This was shared by the University of Benin Medical Students Association (UBEMSA) official Twitter handle…….

Clinical students hostel which houses the clinical students of the university of Benin have been neglected by the school authorities. The whole surroundings covered by bushes. Exposing Medical students to dangerous reptiles and poor health.

The University of Benin Medical Students have been victims of intense marginalization, high-powered politics and systematic disdain by the school authorities.

You can check out more pictures of the bushes, prostests and snakes here:
https://nimedhealth.com.ng/2019/08/20/bushes-and-snakes-takes-over-uniben-medical-students-hostel-pixs/?amp

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Health / Caeserean Section Done, Baby Not Found: A True Story About Quackery By Dr Ekpo by udomoh(m): 1:14pm On Aug 19, 2019
Caeserean section done, baby not found – A true story about quackery.

A medical doctor Dr Ekerette Ekpo shared on his facebook page the encounter he had with a pregnant patient who was nearly killed by quack doctors.

This one time, there was a referral received from a “private clinic” (you know, if you know) which was summarised thus:

“Caesarean section done.
Baby not found.
Referred for further management.”
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Apparently, a quack had attempted the surgery, breached the abdominal wall, didn’t find the fetus lying in there waiting to be delivered. Called in another quack who came and searched the entire of the abdominal cavity. No baby. Hence, the baby not found. By the way, the gravid uterus was there staring at them, housing the baby, totally shielding it from the fraudsters.

Fortunately, they had correctly closed up the abdomen before referral. The CS was subsequently done and mother and baby were delivered safely. �
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#medicchronicles

Reacting to the Dr Ekpo story, another doctor Chukwuemeka Nmeregini his own encounter with patients who have patronized quackery

“No one would believe you unless they were in this field. I believe you because I have seen weirder cases.

A married couple once presented to us in NAUTH on account of infertility.

They had been married for 1year (12 months). On examination we discovered the wife was still a virgin.

The registrar called the attention of a professor who also came and confirm the wife was a virgin.

Meanwhile they both claimed that had been having regular and sometimes over adequate sexual intercourse.

So where was Oga inserting his penis all these while we wondered.

But before presentation at NAUTH, they had been managed by some doctors before being referred to Nauth”

The Nigerian Health Blog earlier this year ably reported that one Ibrahim Mustapha, a fake doctor and principal medical officer of Cottage hospital, Fufore in Adamawa state, was arrested by the Department of State Services for killing patients in the cause of his fake practice.

He was l said to have performed over 500 surgical operations causing the death of about 46 patients from January to May 2019.

Please let’s be on the watch out for fake health practitioners and report them promptly.

https://nimedhealth.com.ng/2019/08/19/caeserean-section-done-baby-not-found-a-true-story-about-quackery-by-dr-ekpo/?amp

Health / Emeka Has Syphilis, A Short Story By Aproko Doctor by udomoh(m): 6:28pm On Aug 17, 2019
Emeka has syphilis

Emeka had unprotected sex 2 weeks ago because condom no too sweet

Today, Emeka saw something that looked like a injury on the head of his joystick, but it wasn’t painful

Google is tired of Emeka, he has been browsing since morning

Emeka has Syphillis

Don’t be like Emeka

Emeka has two choices:

1. Go to a chemist and say what he has so that they can mix drugs for him Or

2. See a doctor and get proper treatment which will also mean that Emeka has to trace all the people he has slept with and make sure that they are tested and treated too.

Emeka has to be wise because if it’s not properly treated, then Emeka could get heart disease, the Syphilis could spread to his brain and spine or even lead to blindness or madness. Emeka should go with the option of seeing a doctor and treating it properly. Emeka should not lose twice.

Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction, Names, characters, places and incidents are the product of my imagination. If this resembles any actual incident or person, then then it is purely coincidental.

It is a story meant to increase the awareness and use of condom. Safe sex is not only meant to prevent pregnancy, it especially a tool to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections.

Imagine a STD free world!

https://nimedhealth.com.ng/2019/08/17/emeka-has-syphilis-a-short-story-by-aproko-doctor/?amp

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Health / Re: Itching Balls For 2 Years, I Mean The Testicles Sack Or The Balls Bag by udomoh(m): 12:57pm On Aug 16, 2019
Common things occur commonly. You probably have scabies. Read about scabies on the link provided below are see a doctor.

https://nimedhealth.com.ng/2019/03/16/scabies-symptoms-diagnosis-and-treatment/?amp

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