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    Doctor dies of COVID-19 in Cross River

Doctor dies of COVID-19 in Cross River

Agam Ayuk, chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Cross River state chapter, says a member has died of complications from COVID-19. Speaking with journalists in Calabar, the state capital, Ayuk identified the deceased as Kate Okpa, a doctor working in the Ogoja area of the state. He said nine

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    UK won’t pay you hazard allowance, Ehanire tells doctors seeking to relocate

UK won’t pay you hazard allowance, Ehanire tells doctors seeking to relocate

Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, has told doctors seeking to relocate to countries like the UK, to reconsider such plans as they would lose out on getting hazard allowance. Speaking at the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing on Thursday, he said there is no need for doctors to

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    Akwa Ibom threatens to sack striking health workers

Akwa Ibom threatens to sack striking health workers

The Akwa Ibom government has ordered striking health workers in the state, under the umbrella of the Joint Health Workers Union (JOHESU), to resume work immediately or risk being relieved of their jobs. In a statement on Wednesday, Charles Udoh, commissioner for information, said the strike embarked upon by JOHESU

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    ‘Our colleagues working at isolation centres being owed’ — Lagos doctors begin warning strike

‘Our colleagues working at isolation centres being owed’ — Lagos doctors begin warning strike

Doctors, under the aegis of the Medical Guild in Lagos state, have declared a three-day warning strike over issues affecting their safety and welfare. Medical Guild is the association of doctors under the employment of the Lagos state government. Oluwajimi Sodipo, chairman of the Guild, said the strike, which would

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    Doctors suspend strike after eight days

Doctors suspend strike after eight days

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended its nationwide strike. In a statement on Sunday, Aliyu Sokomba, NARD president, said the suspension of strike would take effect from Monday. The development is coming after the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) said the doctors have agreed to suspend their strike.

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    Doctors have agreed to shelve their strike, say governors

Doctors have agreed to shelve their strike, say governors

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) says the Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has agreed to shelve its strike. The doctors embarked on a nationwide strike last week amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Some of their demands are the implementation of the medical residency training act in all federal and state

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    Lagos doctors threaten strike over ‘lack of PPE at isolation centres’

Lagos doctors threaten strike over ‘lack of PPE at isolation centres’

Doctors, under the aegis of the medical guild, have issued a three-week strike notice to the Lagos state government over non-availability of necessary resources to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Oluwajimi Sodipo, chairman of medical guild, on Tuesday in Lagos, said the notice was issued based on challenges faced by health

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    NMA: In Adamawa, it’s one doctor to 13,300 people

NMA: In Adamawa, it’s one doctor to 13,300 people

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says going by the statistics in Adamawa, one doctor attends to more than 13,000 people. Tonde Gargah, the Adamawa NMA chairman, made this known in a speech at the Adamawa Democracy Day townhall, held in Yola, the state capital, on Friday. He emphasised the need

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    COVID-19: Nasarawa health workers begin strike over ‘poor welfare’

COVID-19: Nasarawa health workers begin strike over ‘poor welfare’

Resident doctors and other health workers at the Daltatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH), Lafia, have embarked on a seven-day warning strike to press for improved welfare. The health workers include the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) and the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria

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    NMA: Three doctors have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nasarawa

NMA: Three doctors have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nasarawa

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says three doctors have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nasarawa state. Bulus Umaru, Nasarawa NMA chairman, said two auxiliary staff also contracted the disease in the course of carrying out their duties. “Three gynaecologists and two auxiliary staff have contracted the coronavirus in the course

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    ‘You’ll lose your jobs’ — el-Rufai warns doctors threatening to go on strike

‘You’ll lose your jobs’ — el-Rufai warns doctors threatening to go on strike

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says the doctors threatening to go on strike in the state are at risk of losing their jobs. The doctors say the state government has not honoured an agreement on salary adjustments among other matters. In a statement on Thursday, Muyiwa Adekeye, special adviser on

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    Lagos doctors suspend sit-at-home protest

Lagos doctors suspend sit-at-home protest

The Lagos state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has suspended its sit-at-home directive to its members. On Wednesday, the NMA issued the directive to protest against the “incessant harassment” of doctors and other health workers by security agents enforcing the directive on restriction of movement in Lagos. More

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    34 doctors test positive for COVID-19 in Kano

34 doctors test positive for COVID-19 in Kano

The Kano state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says 34 doctors have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state. Sanusi Bala, the Kano NMA chairman, confirmed the development to NAN on Tuesday, adding that one of the cases has died. Bala explained that many of the victims were

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    Ogun resident doctors to begin strike amid COVID-19 outbreak

Ogun resident doctors to begin strike amid COVID-19 outbreak

The association of resident doctors at Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital in Sagamu, Ogun state, has asked members to embark on a three-day warning strike starting from Monday. In a letter to Dapo Abiodun, governor of the state, the association through Mutiu Popoola, its president, expressed displeasure at the way

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    Skin of two Chinese doctors who recovered from COVID-19 turns dark

Skin of two Chinese doctors who recovered from COVID-19 turns dark

Two Chinese doctors who were infected with COVID-19 survived the disease, but now have to battle a new challenge: darkened skin. Daily Mail is reporting that Yi Fan and Hu Weifeng woke up after recovering only to find their skin had become “very dark.” The doctors,  both 42, had contracted the

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    Ehanire: I don’t know if Nigerian doctors are paid hazard allowance for COVID-19

Ehanire: I don’t know if Nigerian doctors are paid hazard allowance for COVID-19

Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, says he is not aware if medical doctors and other health practitioners managing COVID-19 patients in Nigeria are paid any hazard allowance. Ehanire, who met with the leadership of the national assembly in Abuja on Thursday, said what the doctors are doing is their routine

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