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Patients groan as strike grounds activities in Hospitals

Meanwhile, the federal government has directed the various Unions in the health sector operating under the umbrella of joint health sector unions not to go ahead with the strike, saying the Ministry of labour and employment has apprehended the dispute with the reconciliation that was initiated on Thursday, which is still ongoing.

COVID-19 vaccine trial paused after volunteer’s unexplained illness

Clinical trials on one of the most advanced experimental Covid-19 vaccines, which is being developed by pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and Oxford...

China’s Sinovac coronavirus vaccine candidate appears safe, slightly weaker in elderly

Chinese firm Sinovac Biotech Ltd (SVA.O) said on Monday its coronavirus vaccine candidate appeared to be safe for older people, according...

Doctors to begin nationwide strike on Monday

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has announced that it would embark on an indefinite strike on Monday.

U.S. CDC tells states to prep for COVID-19 vaccine distribution as soon as late October

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has asked state public health officials to prepare to distribute a potential...

Chinese researchers design new bio-printing method for gastric wounds

Chinese researchers have designed a new way of treating gastric wounds by using a micro-robot that can conduct in vivo bio-printing.

WHO, UNICEF, laud Nigeria on ending wild poliovirus

…calls for strengthening of routine immunisation The World Health Organization and the United Nations Children Fund, on Tuesday,...

COVID-19: Ogun orders closure of laboratory in teaching hospital after 32 medical staff test positive

The hospital commenced sample testing without adequate protective gear for staff, putting them at great risk of contracting the virus.

ECOWAS donate food items worth $4m to Nigeria, 3 others

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has donated food items worth four million dollars to four member states, including...

COVID-19: 18 Nurses, 7 support staff test positive at UITH

Chairman, University of Ilorin Teaching hospital,(UITH) chapter of Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), Comrade Olatunde Olawunmi Tuesday said that no fewer...

Mamora raises concern over resurgence of COVID-19 infection among health workers in Nigeria.

The Honourable Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora has expressed concern over the continuing spread of COVID-19 infection among...

Top U.S. health official says approval of COVID vaccines unlikely before November

By Carl O'Donnell, Mrinalika Roy Any potential COVID-19 vaccine backed by the Trump administration’s “Operation Warp Speed” program is unlikely...

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