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COVID-19: NIN Registration May Be Suspended – Minister Of State For Health
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COVID-19: NIN Registration May Be Suspended – Minister Of State For Health

Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, Minister of State for Health, Monday said that the ongoing registration and National Identification Number enrolment may be suspended due to the rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country. As at yesterday, 100,087 cases have been confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). 1358 are reported dead since Coronavirus stormed Nigeria on February, 2020. Also, about 80,030 persons have been treated and discharged. On Sunday 10, 2021, NCDC confirmed 1,544 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. This however is a wake-up call to all Nigerian that Covid-19 is real. In other to stem the spread, Mamora while playing host on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme today, said it would be wise if NIN enrolment and r...
Mamora’s Twin Daughters Got Proposed To By Their Boyfriends At The Same Time
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Mamora’s Twin Daughters Got Proposed To By Their Boyfriends At The Same Time

Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora's twin daughters, Dahun and Dara, get proposed to at the same time by their boyfriends. The boyfriends, Bayo and Lanre, pulled off the surprise zoom proposal with the help of their family and friends. The brides to be were pleasantly surprised as they didn’t see it coming. Watch the video below: https://youtu.be/2_fcDb0glGE
FG Seeks COVID-19 Patients For Herbal Drug Trials
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FG Seeks COVID-19 Patients For Herbal Drug Trials

The Federal Government says there are pharmaceutical processes and standards that must be observed before endorsing any proposed herbal or homegrown drug for use by coronavirus patients in the country. The Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, made this known on Friday during a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja. He said the health ministry would soon meet with scientists, researchers, and traditional medicine specialists in the country who have registered that they have one drug or the other for the treatment of the lethal virus. He noted that the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control would test such drugs to ascertain whether they are fit for human consumption or not, adding that the drugs would undergo clinical trial...
Test Results Of Chinese Doctors Who Arrived The Country To Help In Fight Against Coronavirus Is Not Yet Ready – FG
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Test Results Of Chinese Doctors Who Arrived The Country To Help In Fight Against Coronavirus Is Not Yet Ready – FG

The Federal Government has said that the results for the Coronavirus tests carried out on the 15-member Chinese medical team that arrived the country to help in the fight against the deadly disease, is not yet ready. Minister of State for Health, Dr. Adeleke Mamora disclosed this at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. Commenting on the health status of the Chinese doctors who completed their mandatory 14-day quarantine on Wednesday April 22, Mamora said; “For one reason or the other, we do not have the test results of the Chinese yet. I want to assure you that once we have the result of the tests, we will inform the country about the development. “I will advise all Nigerians to be patient because the government is also anticipating the result of t...
‘Coronavirus Is Real, Don’t Flout Social Distancing Directives’ – Mamora Warns Nigerians
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‘Coronavirus Is Real, Don’t Flout Social Distancing Directives’ – Mamora Warns Nigerians

The Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, has advised to Nigerians to adhere to social distancing directives. He made the call while appealing to individuals and organisations distributing relief materials amid the coronavirus outbreak. The minister spoke in Lagos State on Thursday, through Onifade Olaoluwa Henry, Coordinator of the “COVID-19 Relief Package” in Lagos East Senatorial District. Mamora, a medical doctor and former two-term Senator, who represented the district, warned that coronavirus is real and urged citizens to stay safe. He said those carrying out relief and philanthropic efforts “must not lose sight of the need to adhere to all precautionary public health directives, particularly social distancing aimed at checking further spread of the corona...
Coronavirus: Mamora Says Each Test Costs The Government ₦10,000
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Coronavirus: Mamora Says Each Test Costs The Government ₦10,000

The Nigerian government says it spends around N10,000 to test one individual for coronavirus - This was disclosed by the minister of state for health, Dr Olurunnimbe Mamora, on Monday, March 30 - Mamora, a former minority leader in the Nigerian Senate, is a graduate of medicine and surgery from the University of Ife Minister of state for health, Dr Olurunnimbe Mamora, on Monday, March 30 disclosed that it costs the Nigerian government about N10,000 to conduct a COVID-19 test on one individual. Mamora, a graduate of medicine and surgery from the University of Ife, stated that the testing method by the government is the World Health Organization (WHO) validated Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) which produces an accurate result. Mamora made the comment while speaking to journali...
Start Offering B.sc Courses For Herbal Medicine, Mamora Urges Varsities
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Start Offering B.sc Courses For Herbal Medicine, Mamora Urges Varsities

The Minister of State for Health, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora, has called on Nigerian universities to introduce Bachelor of Science degree programme in traditional medicine for better healthcare delivery. Made this call at the 2019 African Traditional Medicine Day in Abuja Mamora made the call at a news conference commemorating the 2019 African Traditional Medicine Day in Abuja on Friday. African Traditional Medicine day is celebrated on August 31 annually. The theme for the 2019 event was, “Integrating Traditional Medicine in Health Sciences Curricular in the African Region.” He appealed to Nigerian universities to incorporate modules of herbal medicine in their curricular of health sciences, adding that this could be achieved with support from the Tertiary Education Trust...
Nigerians Consume 20Billion cigarettes Sticks Annually- Minister
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Nigerians Consume 20Billion cigarettes Sticks Annually- Minister

Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said 20 billion sticks of cigarettes are consumed in the country annually, nothing that delay in passing the National Tobacco Control Regulations 2018, currently before the National Assembly, will open the nation to massive health catastrophe. He spoke at an interactive session organized by the House of Representatives Committee on Delegated Legislation, Thursday in Abuja, adding that as custodian of the health of Nigerians, the ministry in concert with relevant government agencies formulated the NTC Regulations as a legal framework for effective implementation of the National Tobacco Control Act, 2015. This is just as the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, promised that the House will throw its weight behind...
Aisha Buhari Thanks Nigerians As Son Returns From Medical Trip
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Aisha Buhari Thanks Nigerians As Son Returns From Medical Trip

The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has expressed her profound appreciation to Nigerians for the successful return of her son, Yusuf Buhari, from medical treatment after sustaining injury from motor-bike accident in Abuja. Mrs Buhari, who expressed her appreciation on her tweeter handle on Thursday in Abuja, said the Buhari family remained grateful to all Nigerians for their constant prayers for recovery of Yusuf Buhari. “We thank God for the return of our son Yusuf today after his medical trip. On behalf of the family I wish to express our appreciation for the goodwill and prayers since the unfortunate accident. May God Almighty bless all and continue to guide us all aright,” she tweeted. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Yusuf arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe Internationa...
President Buhari Welcomes His Son Yusuf As He Returns To Nigeria After Medical Trip To Germany
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President Buhari Welcomes His Son Yusuf As He Returns To Nigeria After Medical Trip To Germany

President Buhari could not hide his joy as he welcomed his son Yusuf Buhari, who came back to the country last night following his successful medical trip to Germany. Recall that, Yusuf was involved in a ghastly motorbike accident in December last year in which he broke his limb and sustained a head injury, and was he was subsequently transferred to Germany for further medical attention after undergoing a surgery in an Abuja based hospital. He was received at the airport by the Minister of State for Health.
Minister Osagie Ehanire Flags Off Nationwide Laboratory Inspection
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Minister Osagie Ehanire Flags Off Nationwide Laboratory Inspection

Minister of State for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has stressed the importance of medical laboratory inspection as a very important quality management measure and one of the statutory functions of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) as a regulatory entity. He said this while flagging off the nationwide inspection of medical laboratories by the regulatory body at the Sokoto Specialist Hospital, Sokoto. According to him, the inspection exercise, which is fully supported by the Ministry, is also essential to ensuring that test results from medical laboratories in the country are accurate, reliable, reproducible and timely. “Therefore, MLSCN’s mandate is to ensure that medical laboratories offering services to Nigerians attain and maintain global best practices,” h...
Sokoto Govt Sends 239 Laboratory Scientists Back To School For Upgrade
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Sokoto Govt Sends 239 Laboratory Scientists Back To School For Upgrade

The Sokoto State Government said it has sent 239 medical laboratory scientists back to school to upgrade their knowledge and prepare themselves for professional licensing before they were allowed continue work under the state ministry of health. Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal stated this when he received the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, who paid him a courtesy visit, in Sokoto, on Monday. He said the beneficiaries were 230 holders of Ordinary National Diploma (OND) who are presently working in our medical laboratories for a one year abridged program at the Sultan Abdulrahman School of Health Technology, Gwadabawa in the State. The governor noted that they are to update their knowledge and enable them write council examinations and become certified laboratory t...
Keffi FMC Executes 11 Projects In 4 Years – Chief
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Keffi FMC Executes 11 Projects In 4 Years – Chief

The Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Keffi, Nasarawa State has executed and inaugurated over 11 capital projects from 2013 to date, according to its Medical Director, Dr Giyan Joshua-Ndom. Joshua-Ndom said in Keffi that the effort was aimed at ensuring effective and quality health care delivery to the people. “In 2013, nine capital projects were inaugurated in the centre, which include the Accident and Emergency Unit, Family Medicine Complex, Pharmacy Complex, Intensive Care Unit as well as the Obstetrics and Gynecology complex. “Others are; the Sickle Cell Disease Zonal Centre, Central Information Technology and Telemedicine, NHIS unit and the C-T scan. “We have done a lot to develop the centre since I took up my appointment on April 1, 2010. “Against all the odds of inadequat...