Ogun Govt. Warns Applicants Into School Of Nursing Against Fraudsters

Ogun, NLC, TUCThe Ogun State Government, has called on all candidates seeking admission into the state’s owned school of Nursing for the 2017/2018 academic session, to visit the State Ministry of Health, Department of Nursing Services, Room 104, New Secretariat, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta for admission procedures.

This is in effect is to save them from falling victims of fraudsters and admission racketeering.

In a statement signed by the State Commissioner for Health, Mr Babatunde Ipaye,  the warning became imperative for the prospective candidates in order not to fall victims of fraudsters while seeking for admission into the School of Nursing both online registration and hard copy documentation of application procedures.

According to the statement, all interested candidates must at least possess five (5) O’level credits in not more than two sittings including English language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology, while candidates awaiting result can also apply.

The statement also had it that, applicants are expected to have a functional E-mail address as application closes on Wednesday, June 30, 2017.

However, a Computer Base Test (CBT) Examination for all successful candidates will come up on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the School of Nursing (SON), Idi-Aba Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital by 8:00am.

No Record Of Polio Outbreak In Seven Years – Oyo Govt.

Polio, sokoto stateThe Oyo State Government has revealed that efforts towards the eradication of polio in the state has yielded positive results and is still yielding fruits, adding that the state has not recorded any polio outbreak for the past seven years.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Azeez Adeduntan made this known over the weekend, during the flag off of the first round of the 2017 National Immunization Plus Days (NIPDs), held at the secretariat of Oyo west local Government, Ojongbodu, Oyo town.

Dr. Adeduntan stated that the State Government would scale up the collaboration between the state and local governments to ensure that immunization services reach every child in the state, stressing that the government is set to make immunization services the right of every child and not a privilege.

The Commissioner explained that the NIPDs campaign was not only on eradication of polio but on all vaccine preventable diseases, noting that children are most susceptible to infections during the early childhood years.

According to him, the National Immunization Plus Days (NIPDs), is a supplemental immunization campaign geared to ensure herd immunity among children under five years against poliomyelitis and towards the eradication of the disease in Nigeria.

Dr. Adeduntan urged mothers to make their children from ages 0-5 years available for the first round of immunization between March 25 and 28, 2017, explaining that it has been scientifically proven that immunization does not kill or affect children negatively against the backdrop of some cultural belief.

He called on all mothers to make sure they complete all stipulated immunization from birth for their children so that the efforts of the State government will not be fruitless.

“The intervention and target age group includes women of child bearing ages against tetanus and health promotion, children of 0-59 months for oral polio and all missed routine antigens and children of 0-11 months for due and missed routine antigens”, Dr. Adeduntan stressed.

Oyo Targets Three Million People For Immunization Against Polio, Tetanus

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The Oyo State government has targeted at least three millions people as the beneficiaries of the 2017 National Immunization Plus Days (NIPDs), against Poliomyelitis and Tetanus Toxoid.

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Azeez Adeduntan, who stated this in Ibadan, said that the first round of the NIPDs will hold between March 25 and 28, 2017 across the state.

He added that pregnant women would be immunized against Tetanus Toxoid and counseled on health promotion.

The Commissioner disclosed that 1,615,441 children between ages 0 and 5 years were targeted for Oral Polio Vaccination, while 171,855 women of child-bearing ages would be vaccinated against Tetanus.

Also, 4,152 children below age one who had missed their routine immunization schedule would be vaccinated accordingly with the due antigens.

He further explained that the NIPDs is a supplemental Immunization Campaign geared to ensure herd immunity among the under-five years children, as well as to vaccinate un-immunized under one year old children against all other preventable diseases.

The Commissioner stressed that the state government would not relent on its efforts to improve health care delivery in the state, noting that the immunization exercise was a priority.

Kogi State Approves Health Care Plus Services For Citizens

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The Kogi State Executive Council has approved a new health policy, called the Health Care Plus Services in the state’s health centres.

The Health Care Plus will be designed to provide a free and subsidized maternal and child health care service for citizens of the state.

The aim of the Health Care Plus Services is to drastically reduce maternal, child mortality and mobility rates.

Briefing journalist at the Government House at the end of the Executive Council Meeting, the State Commissioner for Health, Mr. Abdulkareem Asuku and the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mrs. Petra Akinti-Onyegbule said the pilot phase of the project will be designated at twelve (12) healthcare centres across the state where patients will pay 1,000 Naira premium and another 1,000 Naira at birth.

The Council is also said to have ordered the investigation of the contractor who abandoned the Takete-Ide road, adding that an appropriate action will be taken upon receipt and diligent study of the report.

Ondo Flags Off Immunization Campaign Against Measles

MeaslesThe Ondo State Government has flagged off the 2016 campaign against Measles, a childhood killer disease.

The 3-day immunization exercise is targeted at children from the age of 9 months to 5 years.

The flag off ceremony was held at the premises of the State Specialist Hospital in Akure, the state capital.

Governor Olusegun Mimiko, who was represented by his Deputy, Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo, gave the assurance that all eligible children in the state would be immunized against measles.

The State Commissioner for Health, Dayo Adeyanju,‎ urged the gathering to be aware and as well spread the good news that measles is preventable, treatable and curable.

He also gave the assurance that deaths by measles can be reduced by 79%.

A Director at the Ondo State Primary‎ Health Care Development Board, Dr. Yetunde Olagbuji, expressed the readiness of health workers in all the 18 Local Government Areas in the state for the 3-day exercise.

The exercise organised by Ondo State Government, is to complement the National Immunization Schedule‎ by the Federal Ministry of Health.

Kaduna State To Get 225 Health Centres

Health workers-health centresThe Kaduna State Government has embarked on the construction and equipping of primary health centres in each of its 255 wards to boost healthcare service delivery.       

The State’s Commissioner for Health, Professor Jonathan Nok, told reporters at the 11th Kaduna State Council on Health meeting in the capital that the construction of primary health centres were part of plans to reduce maternal and infant mortality.

Professor Nok said that the provision would also strengthen routine immunisation of children in the state, especially in the rural communities.

He also explained that free medical services for pregnant women and children below five years had been strengthened, to achieve the desired result.

The meeting had in attendance health workers from the 23 Local Government Areas in the state, stakeholders in the sector, representatives of World Health Organisation (UNICEF) and the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) among others.

“The present administration in Kaduna State recognises health as an important public good, and has also identified it as one of the priority areas,” the Commissioner stated.

Some stakeholders in the health sector were of the view that maternal health had remarkably improved in the state, compared to what the situation was some years ago when many maternal deaths were recorded.

According statistics obtained from the state Ministry of Health, Kaduna State records about 100,000 avoidable deaths annually, due to poor health care services.

Ebola Disease: Spread Rumour Causes Tension In Kaduna

Ebola DiseaseThere was tension in Kaduna State in the early hours of Friday about an outbreak of the Ebola disease at Saint Gerald’s Catholic Hospital, located in the state capital.

Following the rumour of the Ebola spread, which also mentioned another hospital located in Kaduna South Local Government Area within the city centre, sources at the hospitals told our correspondent in confidence that many patients, who were on admission, have fled the hospitals for fear of contracting the deadly disease which presently has no cure.

However, the Public Relations Officer of Saint Gerald’s Hospital, Mr John Ali, said that there was no case of the Ebola disease and wondered how people came up with the rumour that the Ebola spread had reached Kaduna.

On his part, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Thot Dogo, told Channels Television correspondent on telephone that people should discard the rumour as there was no case of the disease in the state.

He described the rumour as unsubstantiated and was only created by some people to cause panic among residents.

In spite of the State Government and the hospital authorities’ statements debunking the rumour, residents have taken to social media to inform their loved ones about the outbreak of the disease and what they should do to stay alive.

Some have recommended measures such as mixing salt in hot water to wash their faces; a claim that has not been backed by health authorities.

The Kaduna State Governor, Mukhtar Yero, had on Thursday warned residents of the state to be cautious of the Ebola virus to avoid the spread of the dreaded Ebola disease across the state.

The Governor, during the launching of tricycle ambulances, cautioned the people of the state to adhere strictly to medical tips aimed at preventing the spread of the disease across the 23 Local Government Areas of the state, stating that the warning became imperative in view of the dangerous nature of the disease, which took the entire nation by surprise.

Associated Airline Crash: One of Seven Survivors Now Dead

The death toll in the Associated Airline plane crash has now risen to 14 and that’s because one of the passengers on the casualty list died during the weekend.

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris disclosed that out of the seven survivors, two were in critical conditions and unfortunately one died over the weekend while the other one in the critical state had an operation and is still in critical state.

He confirmed that the remaining four are in stable condition.

The commissioner disclosed the state of the bodies of those who lost their life; he said that the dental ex-rays have been done ready for matching and the autopsies have been carried out and are rounding up the samples that have been collected for the DNA.

Ondo Free Of Polio In Last 4 Years – Mimiko

The Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko has revealed that no case of polio has been recorded in the state in the last four years.

He made the announcement at the official flag off ceremony of the first round of National Immunisation Plus Days (NIPDS) in State Specialist Hospital Akure where top government functionaries, community leaders, health workers, representatives of partner agencies and nursing mothers converged for the ceremony.

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dayo Adeyanju stated that efforts must be sustained towards maintaining the zero level of polio occurrence in the state.

He informed that up to 13 states in Nigeria still have polio.

Dr. Adeyanju also urged nursing mothers to ensure that their children are constantly being immunized in order to prevent them from catching the disease from infected immigrants.

Governor Olusegun Mimiko, represented by his deputy, Alhaji Ali Olanusi emphasised that all eligible children in the state must be immunized against polio and other childhood killer diseases.

He assured that Ondo State would continue to be polio free as government will continue providing the required technical and financial resources to all the Local Government Areas of the state.

The Deputy Governor on behalf of the governor flagged off the exercise by administering the immunization to some of the babies at the venue.

The polio vaccine is administered to babies at birth and at six, ten and fourteen weeks after birth to prevent them from being infected with the virus causing the disease.