Showing posts with label Doctors. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Doctors. Show all posts

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Resident Doctors Remain Sacked – Health Minister

The Nigerian government has stuck to its decision to sack resident doctors and suspend the residency programme in teaching hospitals, despite mounting condemnations and resident doctors resuming at their duty posts.

While addressing journalists after the weekly Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting, Nigeria’s Health Minister, Onyebuchi Chukwu, said despite news reportage on the resumption of duties of doctors and the calls to reinstate resident doctors, the federal government had not rescinded its decision.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Photos: Doctors, students, head to the street to protest mass sack of resident doctors

Medical doctors, students, consultants converged at the Lagos University Teaching hospital, (LUTH), Idi Araba, today to protest the recent sack of 16,000 resident doctors by the Federal Government. The protest was led by the Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Dr. Tope Ojo. The doctors said their strike was never about a rise in their salary, that they certainly were fighting for was for better structures and equipment in hospitals across the country. See more photos after the jump.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Control of Ebola epidemic will take 6 months - President of Doctors Without borders

 The International President of Doctors Without Borders, Joanne Liu (pictured left), said today August 15th that it can take 6 months to bring the existing Ebola epidemic sweeping through West Africa under control. She said this after having a 10-day trip to countries in West Africa where the outbreak has up to now occurred. Liu, who met with Ebola patients & doctors, said the outbreak felt like'wartime'
"The main thing I come back to is that it is deteriorating faster, moving faster than we can respond to. To put it in context with my time with DWB, I really feel that it is like wartime, in terms of fear and nobody knowing what is going on. We need a response in terms of international organizations and states, and it needs to happen now if we want to contain this epidemic. Over the next six months we should get the upper hand on the epidemic, this is my gut feeling. We need people with a hands-on operational mindset to combat the outbreak." she said

Thursday, August 14, 2014

FG orders indefinite suspension of Resident Doctors in Teaching Hospitals

 Resident Doctors in Nigerian Teaching Hospitals have now been suspended by the Federal Government starting yesterday August 13th. According to a letter delivered by the Permanent secretary of the Federal Ministry of Health, the indefinite suspension is supposed to greatly help the Federal Govt'appraise the challenges facing the sector '. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Chinese Ebola doctors arrive Africa

Nine Chinese disease control experts have arrived in West Africa to help fight Ebola after departing on Sunday evening and Monday, Sun Jiwen, spokesman of the Ministry of Commerce, said on Tuesday.
China announced on Sunday it would send three expert teams and medical supplies to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to assist in the prevention and control of the Ebola virus, with each medical team composed of one epidemiologist and two specialists in disinfection and protection.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Photos: FMC Doctors March to the street in Owerri over unpaid wages #BringBackOurMoney

 Doctors at Federal Medical Centre Owerri today protested over unpaid wages and said they'll soon go for indefinite strike. The doctors complained that the FMC management has formed a habit of not paying salaries and entitlements, and with so many deductions when they eventually pay.

One of the protesters said the residents haven't been paid September 2013 salary. The house officers who worked for 3 months received payment for just two months with so many deductions. They say this isn't fair considering the health risks they're subjected to on a daily basis and the fact that they're always  far away from their families on call only to have their salaries cut in half. See more pics from the protest after the jump...

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Video: Fake P*nis removed from a Lady's Private part by Doctors

Monday, December 23, 2013

Doctors end 5-day strike in Nigeria

The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has named down their 5-day caution affect which started on the 15th of December and requested all health practitioners to continue today Saturday December 23rd.

The Leader of the Association, Osahon Enabulele, while talking on the decision said;
Continue to see what he said after the break.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Doctors Use Superglue To Glue Baby's Brain

The unbelievable happened at the University of Kansas Hospital when doctors had to apply superglue to stop the bleeding  from the brain of a baby to save her life during an emergency surgery after it was discovered that Baby Ashlyn Julian was suffering from brain aneurysm.
The baby was discovered to be bleeding from two places but it was discovered her mother said she observed that baby Ashyln was not her usually self as she kept screaming and didn’t respond well to care as opposed to her quietness.
“She has an aneurysm and it’s already haemorrhaged, and that’s just frightening,” Gina recalled. Ashlyn had suffered from a stroke and bled from two places after having an aneurysm in the brain, a rare condition for babies under 28 days.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Too Many Drug Types Are Compromising Heart Health: Doctors

Too Many Drug Types Are Compromising Heart Health: Doctors

The criticism was voiced by a number of leading heart doctors who attended the annual scientific sessions of the American College of Cardiology, held on March 9-11 in San Francisco. They said eliminating certain drugs could potentially improve care without compromising treatment. Evidence is growing that some medications are not effective.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Three Korean Doctors Slaughtered In Pre-Dawn Attack In Yobe State

Reports we are monitoring indicate that three Korean doctors quartered at T Junction area, Potiskum LGA of Yobe state, were early hours of Sunday slaughtered in their house by armed men.
Confirming the unfortunate incident, Yobe state Police Commissioner, Sanusi A.Rufai said: “It is true. The three doctors were slaughtered while sleeping in their house.”
The reports state that the assassins jumped into the doctors’ house  at around 1:30am, while a curfew was supposed to be in effect, and over-powered them before slitting their throats.Sources from the hospital said that all of them were male doctors on contract handling Ear, Nose and Throat, Gynecology and Acupuncture cases at Potiskum General Hospital. “Their copses have been conveyed to Federal Medical Center, Azare,” Rufai said. No group has claimed responsibility yet for this recent attack even as Yobe state has been known to be a hot-bed of Boko Haram activities.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Doctors Must Not Head Hospitals, Health Workers Tell minister

The Joint Health Sector Unions on Tuesday insisted that the headship of public hospitals in the country should not be the exclusive right of medical doctors.
They also faulted the claims by the Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, and the Nigerian Medical Association that their recent protest in which they called for the minister’s sack was political and amounted to blackmail.
According to them, their agitation is in line with industrial relations practices worldwide.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Worrisome!!! Nigerian Doctors Second-Most Blacklisted In The United Kingdom

Recent statistics released by the UK General Medical Council reveals an unpleasant reputation for Nigeria-trained doctors practising in the United Kingdom.  According to the figures released under the Freedom of Information Request by Daily Mail UK, three-quarters of the doctors struck off the General Medical Council (GMC) register in the past five years are foreign-trained.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Nigerian Doctors Begin Indefinite Strike Over Taxes

Harder times await patients seeking medical care as Resident Doctors at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, on Tuesday embarked on an indefinite strike.  The doctors, under the aegis of Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), commenced the indefinite strike over the implementation of a new tax law which they described as exorbitant and lacking uniform application.


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