FAKE MEDICINES TAKE OVER NIGERIAN MARKET, PHARMACISTS’ SOCIETY RAISE ALARM

President of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai has reiterated the commitment of the society to rid the nation of fake and falsified medicines which he said are in heavy circulation. However he said the society is working hard to deploy technology into pharmacy practice in the country through building of a robust IT Platform where data of regulatory agencies will interface. Yakasai spoke in during the 11th annual scientific conference and exposition of  Nigerian Association of Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists in the Americas, Inc. (NAPPSA) held in…

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FAKE MEDICAL DOCTOR DEFRAUDS 32 PEOPLE IN CROSS RIVER, SEE HIS PIX

The Cross River State Police Command has arrested one Peter Bishung for allegedly defrauding over 30 people of more than N6million. It was gathered that Mr. Bishung, who posed as a medical doctor had been hanging around the Ministry of Health headquarters premises at the Michael Ani secretariat in Calabar where he may have gotten wind of information to swindle unsuspecting contractors of cash. He is said to have allegedly posed as a middle man for contracts especially for the 1.5 million dollars world bank health grant to revitalize the…

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ZAMFARA HAS 23 DOCTORS, 24 HOSPITALS SAYS HEALTH MINISTER

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said that Zamfara State with 24 state hospitals has only 23 doctors managing these health institutions. This, the minister noted, had been negatively affecting the health care delivery in the state. He, therefore, argued that state governments need to enter into agreements with the Federal Government so that doctors working in federal establishments across the country could be deployed in state hospitals to assist. Adewole said this in Abuja on Tuesday during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding…

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STRIKE: RESIDENT DOCTORS MEET TODAY TO DISCUSS LATEST OFFER FROM THE GOVT

By Mustapha Suleiman The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has said it would meet today to review the latest offers by the Federal Government to address its demands that led to the association`s strike action declared on Sept. 4. This was disclosed by a member of the National Executive Council of NARD, Dr Arikawe Adeolu, in Abuja yesterday. He said that the meeting would allow the leadership to look into the issues that have unfolded since its meeting with the federal government negotiation teams. Adeolu, who is also the…

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WE ARE SHORT OF DOCTORS, MEDICAL STAFF IN BAUCHI STATE: OFFICIAL

Dr Abdul’Aziz Manga, the Executive Chairman, Bauchi State Hospitals Management Board, said that the state was experiencing shortage of doctors and other medical staff. Manga said this on Tuesday in Bauchi in an interview. He further disclosed that the board had only 67 doctors out of the over 6,000 workforce of the board, adding that the number was currently managing 27 General Hospitals and other health facilities. Manga described the figure as “inadequate” adding that the doctors were forced to attend to large number of patients per day. “The board…

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RESIDENT DOCTORS BEGIN INDEFINITE STRIKE TODAY

ABUJA – RESIDENT Doctors this morning announced that they have commenced indefinite strike. The doctors under the umbrella of National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD who had last week met with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige and the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole where government made some offers to them said they rejected the offers. A one paragraph statement signed by NARD President, Dr. Onyebueze John in Abuja read, “Rising from our NEC meeting, which started by 7pm yesterday and ended 3am today. NARD has…

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UNBELIEVABLE!!! OGUN STATE HAS THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF QUACK DOCTORS SAYS NMA

The Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, in Ogun says the state has the highest number of quacks in the country. The Chairman of the association in the state, Abayomi Olajide, said this on Tuesday at the group’s Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference in Abeokuta. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the conference had as theme: “Anti-quackery: A seemingly unending battle.’’ He expressed sadness that in spite of the rigorous campaign against quackery, the scourge had continued to plague the profession. According to him, some members of the association are…

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