HEALTH

FG earmarks N22 billion for flood relief

FG earmarks N22 billion for flood relief

In its efforts to cushion the implosive effect of the perennial flooding experienced in the country the federal government has earmarked the sum of about N22 billion as financial assistance to all the 36 states of the federation and the the Federal Capital Territory (FCT); and as allocations to ministries and parastatals. This is as […]

FCTA to wipe out tropical diseases in Abuja

FCTA to wipe out tropical diseases in Abuja

The FCT Administration is already working on a blueprint to wipe out or control some neglected tropical diseases in the 8,000 square kilometers of the Federal Capital Territory. The FCT Health and Human Services Secretary, Dr. Demola Onakomaiya made this disclosure while receiving Michael W. Marine, an Ambassador and Chief Executive Officer of Sabin Vaccine […]

FG approves NHIS for military retirees

FG approves NHIS for military retirees

Soccour has finally come the way of retired military personnel and their families as the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) for them. While speaking with journalists at the end of this week FEC meeting presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan, the Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, said the […]

Nigeria socio-economic development depends on geospatial information, says OSGOF

Nigeria socio-economic development depends on geospatial information, says OSGOF

Office of the Surveyor General of the Federation (OSGOF) has revealed that the nation socio-economic and sustainable physical development depend on proper co-ordination of geospatial information. The Surveyor-General of the Federation, Professor in a communique issued on Monday said that proper coordination of information will ultimately check duplication and wastage of scarce resources in the […]

Jonathan reconstitutes power committees

Jonathan reconstitutes power committees

Two committees on the power sector were yesterday reconstituted by President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday reconstituted pledging that the current stable power supply will be sustained even after the rainy season. The two committees reconstituted are the Presidential Action Committee on Power and the Presidential Task force on Power. The two will commence work even as […]

We are committed to cleaning-up Ogoni, says Minister

We are committed to cleaning-up Ogoni, says Minister

The Minister of Environment; Hajiya Hadiza Mailafia, has said that her ministry and Petroleum Resources are working to ensure the implementation of the report of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on the Ogoniland, home to a large number of oil production facilities has been ravaged by decades of oil spill, leaving the land and […]

FG to phase out conventional syringes in October

FG to phase out conventional syringes in October

The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, has said that from 1st of October, 2012, all Federal Government-owned health institutions will no longer use conventional syringes for injection of patients. The minister issued this deadline in Abuja today at the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Federal Government and the Rivers State […]

Minister lists FG's achievement in health sector

Minister lists FG's achievement in health sector

The Federal Government says it will focus its 2013 health budget on improving the quality of services at the tertiary levels to curb medical tourism out of the country. The minister of health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, disclosed this while briefing the press after his presentation on the key performance indicators of the health sector in […]

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