Covid 19: CRS doctors on Strike

Doctors in Cross River state have embarked on indefinite strike while accusing the state government of abandoning COVID-19 patients. This is contained in a letter dated 5th July, 2020.

See below:

5th July, 2020

NMA CRS/SG/2020/07/254

Honorable Minister of Health
Federal Republic of Nigeria
FCT, Abuja
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Where are the Chinese Health Personnel

By Imoh Usanga

Against all odds, the federal government of Nigeria on April 8 welcomed a 15-member team of Chinese medical personnel to the country. The Chinese nationals were offered full state protocol upon arrival.

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) fired the first salvo of suspicion on the mission of the Chinese doctors when it said that their coming will be Continue reading “Where are the Chinese Health Personnel”

NEWS: WHO warns malaria deaths could double during virus pandemic

The new coronavirus pandemic could severely disrupt access to anti-malaria nets and drugs in sub-Saharan Africa, the World Health Organization said Thursday, warning that malaria deaths risked doubling if efforts are not urgently scaled up. Continue reading “NEWS: WHO warns malaria deaths could double during virus pandemic”

Opinion: When Covid-19 has done with us, what will be the new normal?

By John Naughton

Pandemics – as the historian Yuval Noah Harari has observed – press the fast-forward button on history. Suddenly, changes that would in pre-corona times have generated years of debate, dissent, hesitation, opposition and delay turn out to be possible overnight. Continue reading “Opinion: When Covid-19 has done with us, what will be the new normal?”

Special Report: As virus advances, doctors rethink rush to ventilate

By Silvia Aloisi, Deena Beasley, Gabriella Borter, Thomas Escritt, Kate Kelland

BERLIN (Reuters) – When he was diagnosed with COVID-19, Andre Bergmann knew exactly where he wanted to be treated: the Bethanien hospital lung clinic in Moers, near his home in northwestern Germany.

The clinic is known for its reluctance to put patients with breathing difficulties on mechanical ventilators – the kind that involve tubes down the throat. Continue reading “Special Report: As virus advances, doctors rethink rush to ventilate”

Opinion: The cost of not funding universities

by Kufre Okon

Biotech companies across the world are searching for vaccines against the coronavirus and so are universities. Researchers at Oxford University have finished trial of a vaccine on mice and will from tomorrow begin human trial in London. Generally, British universities have been frontline in the global search for a vaccine. Continue reading “Opinion: The cost of not funding universities”

COVID-19: Days ahead will be difficult, Ikpeazu tells Abians

Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has told Abians that days ahead will be difficult as the state records two positive patients of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Addressing journalists in Government House Umuahia yesterday, Governor Ikpeazu, who announced closure of a private clinic where one of the index cases where Initially treated, also calls for more courage and commitment in the hands of our front line officers and all citizens. Continue reading “COVID-19: Days ahead will be difficult, Ikpeazu tells Abians”

Covid-19: Ganduje fires commissioner over Kyari’s death

Governor Ganduje of Kano State today fired his commissioner for celebrating Abba Kyari’s death.

PRESS STATEMENT

GANDUJE FIRES COMMISSIONER OVER INDISCREET COMMENTS

Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has relieved the appointment of the commissioner of Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Mu’azu Magaji with immediate effect. Continue reading “Covid-19: Ganduje fires commissioner over Kyari’s death”