Report doctors refusing to treat you for other ailments – Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire tells Nigerians

  Osagie Ehanire, the Minister of Health, has asked Nigerians to report to the Ministry of Health any doctor who fails to treat them for any other ailment due to the Coronavirus pandemic.   Nigerians have complained bitterly about how they have been treated by doctors and hospitals since the COVD-19 pandemic started.   Ehanire while speaking at the daily briefing of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID19 today June 11, said it is unethical and unacceptable for doctors to refuse to treat patients with other ailments. He asked Nigerians to…

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Doctors accuse Kogi state government of frustrating efforts to test patients for COVID-19

The Kogi state government has been accused of frustrating health officials’ effort to test patients who have COVID-19 symptoms in the state.   President of the Association of Resident Doctors, FMC Lokoja, Agwu Nnanna who lamented over the lack of adequate testing in a statement made available to newsmen last night, said the current state of things in the state has increased COVID-19 risk among health workers.   Nnanna also called on the federal ministry of health and the presidential task force on COVID-19 to “rally all relevant stakeholders in Kogi State to ensure that Coronavirus…

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Doctors and nurse held hostage by Coronavirus patients in Kano

Two doctors and a nurse were reportedly held Hostage yesterday May 7, by Coronavirus patients at Kwanar Dawakin isolation center in Kano.   Former Chairman of Nigerian Medical Association in Kano, Prof. Aminu Mohammed confirmed the incident in an interview with Wazobia FM’s “make una wake up show” this morning.   He said the fully kitted health workers were on a ward round when they were locked in by the Coronavirus patients for hours. Mohammed said the doctors were almost suffocating before they managed to break down the door and forced their…

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16 doctors test positive for COVID-19 in Lagos – Medical Guild

As Lagos continues to battle against the COVID19 pandemic, 16 medical doctors in the state have now tested positive for the ravaging virus.   This was disclosed in a statement signed and released by the chairman of the Medical Guild, Dr Oluwajimi Sodipo.   “This has, unfortunately, led to several healthcare workers infected with COVID-19 and over 16 doctors isolated so far in the state workforce. There may be more doctors who are infected, but from the information available to us, 16 of our members are infected with COVID-19. The current community…

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Coronavirus: 250 ventilators the UK Govt bought from China ‘could kill patients if used’ – Doctors raise alarm

The 250 ventilators the UK government bought from China are the wrong type and could kill patients, senior doctors have warned in a newly uncovered letter.   In the letter, the medical staff said the devices had a problematic oxygen supply, could not be cleaned properly, had an unfamiliar design and a confusing instruction manual, and were built for use in ambulances, not hospitals, NBC News reports.   The document also claims the ventilators cannot be cleaned properly, are an unfamiliar design, and come with a confusing instruction manual.  …

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