Tag: Health Minister

Come to the negotiating table; Health Minister appeals to striking health workers

The Federal Government has appealed to the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) to suspend its nationwide strike. The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire made the appeal on Monday during a briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja. While noting that the call is necessary in view of[Read More…]

Health minister says Nigeria spent N20bn on health workers’ allowance during Covid-19 Pandemic

The federal government says it has spent N20 billion on the allowance of health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking when he appeared on Sunrise Daily, a breakfast programme on Channels Television, Olorunnimbe Mamora, minister of state for health, dismissed the allegation that government is not committed to the welfare[Read More…]

15 doctors in Kano State allegedly tests Positive to Coronavirus

A Medical Doctor alleges that a total of 15 doctors in Kano State have so far tested Positive to Coronavirus. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie  Ehanire, on Thursday, revealed that 113 health workers had been infected with COVID-19. Ehanire, who disclosed this at the press briefing of the Presidential[Read More…]

COVID-19: Health Minister says he is not aware if medical doctors in Nigeria are paid hazard allowance

Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, says he is not aware if medical doctors and other health practitioners managing COVID-19 patients in Nigeria are paid any hazard allowance. TheCable is reporting that Ehanire, who met with the leadership of the national assembly in Abuja on Thursday, said what the doctors are[Read More…]

Lagos and Ogun identify at least 100 persons who had contact Coronavirus patient

Following the arrival of a 44-year-old Italian, who tested positive to Coronavirus, now in a quarantine centre. Lagos and Ogun state governments have identified at least 100 persons who had contact with the index case of the disease in the country, – the contacts are being followed up as a[Read More…]

“We’ll defeat corona” – Iran’s deputy health minister has coronavirus

Iran’s deputy health minister said he has contracted the coronavirus and placed himself in isolation, a day after appearing feverish at a press conference in which he downplayed its spread in the shrine city of Qom and said mass quarantines were unnecessary. Iraj Harirchi posted a video on social media on Tuesday[Read More…]

Coronavirus: Nigerian Govt to quarantine all returnees from China

The Federal Government yesterday advised Nigerians to suspend any plans to visit China for now in view of raging case of Coronavirus in the Asian country. The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, gave the advice in Abuja on Wednesday, while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the[Read More…]

Nigeria’s Health Minister Says “No Plastic Rice In Nigeria” – Customs Lied

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has laid to rest the claims about the presence of plastic rice in Nigeria. The said plastic rice purportedly originated from China. For some weeks now, the social media has been awash with claims of plastic rice that had allegedly been imported massively[Read More…]

Hopes Dashed As Nigeria Records Fresh Cases of Polio

Nigeria’s hope of being certified Polio-free by the World Health Organisation (WHO), next year, might have been dashed, as two new cases have been reported. Health authorities in Abuja have, however, remained silent, with key officials refusing to be quoted. The two cases of Wild Polio Virus (WPV) were discovered[Read More…]

Minister Shocks Senate, Disowns Budget; Says ‘This Was Not What We Submitted’

Members of the Senate Health Committee got a shocker on Monday when the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, during a Budget defence announced the rejection of the Ministry’s budget, claiming that some individuals had smuggled strange figures into it. The entire 2016 Budget has been a subject of controversy[Read More…]