Two FCT doctors die of COVID-19

Two more doctors have succumbed to the coronavirus in the Federal Capital Territory in the past two weeks, the FCT Administration has disclosed.It explained that a female doctor with the Gwarimpa General hospital, passed on two weeks ago while a private medical doctor died last week, bringing the total of doctors lost to the virus[...]

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Lagos doctors declare three days warning strike

Medical doctors in Lagos on Sunday declared a three-day warning strike over the state government’s failure to meet their demands. The doctors under the auspices of Medical Guild are striking over wage disparity between the Federal and Lagos state doctors, COVID-19 Hazard allowances and inducement allowances MOU approved by the Federal Government, non-payment of doctors[...]

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COVID-19: FCT places doctors on ₦50,000 daily allowance

Federal Capital Territory FCT Administration has increased the daily hazard allowances of medical doctors to ₦50, 000, even as it said it was targeting 600, 000 residents for its Palliatives.At a news conference in Abuja, FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, said the Administration will intensify efforts to ensure that residents comply fully with the[...]

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Security measures for such a medical institution is too Weak- NMA

LAGOS—THE Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, in Lagos, yesterday decried the killing of Dr Stephen Urueye by suspected hoodlums, calling for a total review of security around the hospital and the medical college. Urueye, a University of Lagos trained medical doctor, was stabbed to death by suspected hoodlums 24 hours after his convocation, last Friday. In[...]

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Brain Drain: NMA reports that 88 doctors have quit Kogi civil service

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has called on Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi to reverse the ‘current internal drift’ of doctors and other healthcare workers in the state. The association made the appeal in a statement issued to reporters in Lokoja on Monday by the state NMA Chairman, Kabiru Zubair. According to Mr Zubair, “Under[...]

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Brain Drain: About 12 doctors leave Nigeria weekly — Resident doctors

Resident doctors say that about 12 of their colleagues leave Nigeria every week to practise overseas. The president of the Association of Resident Doctors Federal Capital Territory Administration, Abuja chapter, Michael Olarewaju, stated this at a press briefing during the activities lined up to mark the 2018 Annual Health Week under the theme, ‘Brain Drain:[...]

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