Tag Archives: Nigerian Medical Association

Plastic Surgeon Allegedly Freed After Being Arrested Over Botched Surgery And Murder

Controversial self-acclaimed plastic surgeon, Dr Anu whose practices has led to an outcry in the last few weeks has reportedly been set free after being arrested. In a trending video clip, the doctor could be see being taken in for questioning at Panti Police Station following a botched surgery she conducted which allegedly led to the death of…

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COVID-19: 40 Health Workers Test Positive As Hospitals Complain Shortage Of PPE

As the numbers of coronavirus cases continue to rise in Nigeria, about 40 health workers in the country have tested positive to the deadly disease. This was disclosed by the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 media briefing in Abuja on Thursday, where he urged all health workers to…

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COVID-19: Nigerian Medical Association Insists On Rejecting The Arrival Of Chinese Medical Team

The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has said it was still opposed to the arrival of the Chinese medical experts in the country to help combat novel coronavirus. According to Vanguard News, this was after the organisation called on the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, MDCN, and other health regulatory bodies in the country to subject the…

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Douse the Tension, Make Your Health Status Known to the Public, NMA, Soyinka Blast Buhari

The Nigerian Medical Association, on Thursday, explained why Buhari should disclose his health status to Nigerians. The President of the NMA, Prof.  Mike Ogirima, who gave the explanation in an interview with Punch correspondent, said Buhari’s disclosure of his health status would douse tension and rumours about his well-being. Ogirima described Buhari as the number…

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FG Orders Sack of Striking Resident Doctors – Here’s Why!

  The Minster of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, yesterday directed the chief medical directors and medical director of federal tertiary hospitals to fill the vacancies created by resident doctors who have “abandoned” their training programme by refusing to report for work. This directive was contained in a circular signed by the permanent secretary, Federal Ministry…

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6 Ekiti Doctors, Driver Die In Auto Crash! Fayose Declares 3 Days Mourning

Accident Scene Six medical doctors under the Ekiti Branch of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and their driver, yesterday, lost their lives in a road traffic accident along the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway, a few kilometers to Kaduna. The doctors were reportedly on their way to the 56th NMA Annual General Conference/Annual Delegates meeting in Sokoto when…

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Federal Government Announces The Reinstatement Of Sacked 16, 000 Resident Doctors

The Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, has announced the reinstatement of the over 16, 000 resident doctors sacked on August 13. The spokesperson to the Minister, Dan Nwomeh, in a tweet said the doctors’ reinstatement became yesterday Thursday, August 28. The resident doctors make up 70 per cent of the workforce in government’s hospitals. The…

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President Jonathan Sacks 16, 000 Resident Doctors For Refusal To End Strike & Combat Ebola Outbreak

The President, Goodluck Jonathan, has ordered the sack of all resident doctors in Nigerian hospitals. The sack was contained in a directive by Mr. Jonathan to the Federal Ministry of Health to suspend all residency training programme for Nigerian doctors. The directive was stated in an internal memo dated August 13 and signed by the…

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FG Not Proactive Enough To Fight Ebola –Doctors, Nurses & Midwives

The health authorities require the president to take more realistic steps in tackling Ebola. The Lagos State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association and the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives have accused the Federal Government of not being proactive enough in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease. The doctors and nurses said…

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Ebola: Six Of The Eight Primary Contacts Of Late Patrick Sawyer, May Have Tested Positive

The government is said to be tracking families of the infected doctor seven others under surveillance and monitoring. There were fears, yesterday, that six of the eight primary contacts of the late Patrick Sawyer, may have tested positive to the Ebola virus, but are yet to show signs of the disease. Meanwhile, the Lagos State…

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