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Taraba leads as NCDC reports 100 new cases of COVID-19

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he Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed 100 new cases of COVID-19 in 8 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

This brings the total number of recorded cases so far to 164,588.

The public health agency made this known in a post on its verified Facebook page on Thursday night.

NCDC also discharged 21 patients from its isolation Centre in Bayelsa State.

So far, the country has registered 154,578 recoveries while 2,061 patients have died.

 

 

The report reads: “100 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;

Taraba-64
Lagos-21
FCT-4
Rivers-3
Akwa Ibom-2
Kaduna-2
Oyo-2
Bauchi-1
Nasarawa-1

164,588 confirmed
154,578 discharged
2,061 deaths

Today’s report includes:

“Data from Taraba state recorded between the 11th and 21st of April, 2021

“21 community recoveries in Bayelsa State managed in line with guidelines”.

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Obaseki Under Attack for Mandatory Vaccination in Edo State

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do State Governor, Godwin Obaseki is been attacked by Edo people and Nigerians for mandating presentation of Covid-19 Vaccination certificates in the state.

“The presentation of certificates of COVID-19 vaccination will from the second week of September be compulsory  for entry into areas of large gatherings like churches, mosques, banks, wedding, and burial places”.

Edo Governor, Godwin Obaseki said this kicking off the second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination at the Government House, Benin on Monday.

Obaseki  explained that the proposed measure was informed by the   devastating effects of  the third wave of the virus in the country.

He pointed out that the latest reports indicate that 96 percent of persons infected with Delta variant had  not been vaccinated.

The governor  said: “From what we have seen so far, the COVID-19 is here to stay. There may be other waves. We need to find a solution. That is why vaccination is very important.

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This policy by the Governor however doesn’t sit well with people of the state and many other concerned Nigerians. In a publication he made on his official Facebook page, the Governor released venues where Vaccination takes place in the state.

Reactions that trailed the publication showed the people are against forceful vaccination in the South South state.

“so call health facilities? Mr governor, leave this vaccination matter. It will not work. You can not continue with the race anymore. It is already a failed plan”. – One of the comment said

 

Maurice Yeptei wrote;

You are now the WHO president abi? Twale. Use the analysis to build schools, create roads, empower youths. Charge your lap technicians, your doctors and nurses on research and development of the vaccine, instead of wasting Edo’s money on foreign medicines that are even a donation. What is really wrong with our leaders in this country?

Onaghinor Osa James said – “It’s a good development. But Sir vaccination is a right not a force. Prevention and awareness is what they need. Even here in advance countries where it was worst. People were not forced. People have their rights. Sir”

Engr Jimmy Coker EyeSpy repliedThis is unconstitutional, it’s against human right and its oppression to force anyone to take the vaccine against their will, what Edo need is good roads, electricity, schools, security, etc. for over a year now Edo is without state assembly, local government chairmen or counselors, mass vaccination is the last thing we the Edo people are craving at the moment…this is not a good plan.

 

Simon Blizz also wrote;

Mr Governor Sir, Covid-19 Vaccine is not really the problem of our citizens, people are dying of hunger on daily basis, no job, no good road’s, if it rains a lot of person’s can’t access their home due to bad road’s all over the state, please swing in to action, close to a year now you couldn’t appoint cabinet members to assist you to run your administration, 5 of you’re ruling the state right now as it’s, please his Excellency save your reputation by doing the needful
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Reactions As Saudi Arabia Recruits Nigerian Medical Experts In Abuja

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igerian Medical Association, Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), Association of Medical Doctors in the Academics and the striking National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), among others have been called by some concerned Nigerians, following the news and video about recruitment of its personnel by the Saudi Arabian authority.

In a video seen by Okanga Trumpeters, overwhelming number of Nigerian medical experts were seen during the physical recruitment exercise held in Sharaton Hotel Abuja, Nigeria  by Saudi authority.

In a video posted by Objectv Media, some medical doctors vented their annoyance and disappointment with the Nigerian Government, admitting lack of concern and care for their welfare. They said they have to apply for jobs overseas because their basic needs here are not provided.

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Resident Doctors in Nigeria have been on strike for more than a month and sadly series of negotiations with the Federal Government have yielded no result. speaking during the recruitment by Saudi authority, one of the striking doctors said “It is sad that the government is not even doing anything about it. And you can imagine my Honorable Minister of health came out and he threatened us” – the speaker alleged

“It doesn’t make sense and it worsen the whole situation. To be candid, we are very very disappointed, I personally, am very disappointed” .

Speaking further, he said he work in a very critical department in a hospital and many a time, he would use his personal money to purchase some of the things the hospital may need, just for sake of the patients.

Another doctor, who remained anonymous said he was applying for the Saudi job to escape the ills of the Nigerian society. “A lot of discouraging things, you see banditry, you see kidnapping, incessant strike and among others. If someone can get a place where he can work,  place that is calm and place where one can use his skills, is it not better to go there?”.

Vivian Okolo, who is a female medical doctor said “I left medical school April, 2011, and I’m surprised to see my teacher here too. You know what it means? my teacher that taught me how many years ago. I’m giving up on the country, on our leaders. This is the worst i have seen, i never knew it has gone this bad – She said

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Bad Medication Habits You Should Avoid – Pharm Yusuf

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ealth expert, Pharm Adebisi Yusuf shares bad mediation habits, especially that which is usually seen among Nigerians.
The concise but worthy habits he advised should be stopped include:
1. Dividing the contents of capsules.
E.g., dividing Ampiclox capsule for children. You will end up giving inaccurate doses (you can’t gauge doses with eyes). Also, drugs are made into capsules to ensure they are released/absorbed exactly where needed. Opening up such could make the drug ineffective as well as expose you to unwanted side effects. Capsules should be swallowed whole (except directed otherwise by an expert).
2. Not completing your dose because you feel better can lead to incomplete treatment, relapse of the disease, and drug resistance. Please always complete your dose.
3. Using antibiotics for everything.
Antibiotics only treat diseases caused by bacteria, they are not the solution to EVERYTHING. Use only when clearly needed.
4. Using multiple pain killers of the same class.
E.g., using Ibuprofen+Diclofenac+Piroxicam. This can cause injury to your stomach (ulcer) and put you at risk of severe side effects.
5. Sharing your medications with relatives/friends, because it works for you does not mean it is appropriate for another person. Your friend may have a condition that makes the drug inappropriate for him/her.
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