Health

Man rejected by Lagos hospital over COVID-19 fear dies

Man rejected by Lagos hospital over COVID-19 fear dies

A man, identified simply as Joel, has lost his life after he was allegedly refused treatment by the Isolo General Hospital in Lagos State over fear of being a COVID-19 patient. It was gathered that Joel slumped on Sunday while playing football and was rushed to the hospital, but he was allegedly refused treatment on…

FG screening 19 Nigerian firms for COVID-19 drugs production

FG screening 19 Nigerian firms for COVID-19 drugs production

The Federal Ministry of Health is screening 19 local firms for the production of herbal drugs that can possibly treat or cure COVID-19, The PUNCH has learnt. The firms, it was learnt, made many claims ranging from the outright cure for COVID-19 to the treatment of the symptoms. It was learnt that the 19 firms…

Strange disease kills 11 in Rivers community

Strange disease kills 11 in Rivers community

At least, 11 persons have reportedly died of a strange disease in the Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers State. Two of those who died as a result of the strange ailment were identified as Pauline and Fubara. A source in Bonny, who identified himself as Ezekiel, told one of our correspondents that while Pauline…

LCCI demands one-year tax holiday for manufacturers, healthcare firms

LCCI demands one-year tax holiday for manufacturers, healthcare firms

Given the devastating blow coronavirus has dealt businesses in the past five weeks, business owners in the country have demanded one-year tax break among others from the government to enable them to recover. This was contained in the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry COVID-19Impact Report Survey released on Sunday. It was signed by the…

UNICEF raises alarm over fate of Nigerian children, says 950 may die daily

UNICEF raises alarm over fate of Nigerian children, says 950 may die daily

By Joseph Erunke THE United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has expressed fears that an additional 950 Nigerian children could die every day from preventable causes over the next six months as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts routine services and threatens to weaken the health system. The global humanitarian and developmental aid agency also said about 6,800…

Why health workers are being infected — NMA

Why health workers are being infected — NMA

THE Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has attributed the infection of frontline health workers with coronavirus to non adherence to  global best practice of Infection Prevention and Control,IPC, protocols. Besides, the association, which said occurrence could be reduced with strict adherence to the global best practice of IPC protocols, said availability of personal protective equipment,PPE, in…