Health

Vaccinated people can be infected with COVID-19, infect others – Minister

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, on Saturday said that vaccinated individuals in the country could also get infected with COVID-19 and infect other people. Giving this charge at the South-South zonal town hall meeting on COVID-19 in Edo state, Dr. Ehanire told elders across the country to endorse[Read More…]

COVID-19: Lagos total cases 76,201; tests 737,141 — Commissioner

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

FACT CHECK: Can COVID-19 vaccine injection site light a bulb?

By Emiene Odaudu-Erameh At first look, it might appear like a prank or some kind of social media challenge, but it is not. A TikTok video which has been shared numerous times on WhatsApp showed a man who claims that the Covid-19 vaccine site on the human arm can be[Read More…]

7,000 Nurses have left Nigeria in 2021 – Report 

A fresh report from Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria has revealed that about 7,000 nurses have left Nigeria in 2021, searching for green pastures.  The Lagos State branch of the association quoted this statistics on Wednesday, while decrying the shortage of nurses and midwives at the state and local[Read More…]

‘Nigeria records 20,000 cases of snake bites, 2,000 deaths annually’

The Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Health, (FMOH), Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora, has disclosed that Nigeria records an average of 15,000 to 20,000 cases of snakebite every year. He said out of the figure, about 2000 people are killed and between 1,700 and 2,000 people have one leg or arm[Read More…]

COVID-19: Federal Government removes India from list of restricted countries

The Federal Government has lifted the ban placed on flights coming into the country from India. This was disclosed by the Chairman, Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, via a new travel protocol released on Sunday. The reviewed protocol took effect from September 14, 2021. However, the sanctions placed[Read More…]

COVID-19: 1.6 million Nigerians have been fully vaccinated – Federal Government

The Federal Government has stated that about 1.6 million Nigerians have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Executive-Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) Dr. Faisal Shuaib, disclosed this during the national briefing of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC), on Monday, September 13.  According to Shuaib, 1,692,315 persons have received two[Read More…]

How unvaccinated pregnant woman died of COVID-19 in Edo

The Edo state government has confirmed the death of a 33-year-old pregnant woman at Stella Obasanjo Hospital in Benin and 15 other persons across other COVID-19 facilities. Head of the state’s Coronavirus Case Management, Dr Ebomwonyi Osagie, who disclosed this at the daily press briefing on the virus, however, said[Read More…]

Strike Threat: FG reaches truce with aggrieved health workers

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has disclosed that the federal government has reached a truce with aggrieved health workers of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) an assembly of healthcare professionals. Ngige, said this while addressing newsmen at the end of a five-hour conciliation meeting with[Read More…]

Edo SSG brother dies of COVID-19 complication

Mr John Ogie, an elder brother to the Secretary to Edo Government, Osarodion Ogie, has been reported dead following complications from the coronavirus (COVID-19). The news of his demise is contained in a statement issued on Tuesday in Benin by Mr Chris Nehikhare, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Publicity Secretary in[Read More…]