DTSG Takes Delivery of Health Support Vehicles

ASABA/Nigeria: The Government of Delta State has taken delivery of three vehicles donated to it to support the health sector in the area of supervision and monitoring of health activities and programmes. The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Mordi Ononye, made this Known in Asaba during the commissioning of the vehicles purchased by the Save One Million Lives – Programme (SOML-P) for Results, Delta State. The three vehicles commissioned are 2 nos. 2019 Toyota Hiace buses and one Toyota Hilux vehicle. According to the commissioner, the vehicles which were procured…

Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP) opens COVID-19 vaccines pre-orders for 55 African Union Member States

JOHANNESBURG/South Africa:  Following the announcement by the African Union Chairperson, President Cyril Ramaphosa on the 14th of January 2021 that the African Union has secured a provisional 270 million COVID-19 vaccine doses for Africa through its COVID-19 African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT), the Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP) on behalf of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) today commences the COVID-19 vaccines pre-order programme for all African Union Member States. Afreximbank will facilitate payments by providing advance procurement commitment guarantees of up to US$2 billion…

NGO Harps On Import Of Vitamin A, Donates Fertilizers To Widows

AGBOR/Nigeria: The Nutrition Sensitive Agricultural Program (NSAP), a non governmental organization, has held a sensitization campaign at Owa-Alizomor in Ika North East Local Government Area. The founder of NSAP, Mrs Judith Okolo, said that the objective the organization was to sensitize women on the benefits of Vitamin A and fortified Potato Seed Leaf to the body system, if planted and properly taken care of. “NSAPI is poised to ensure food security through commitment and action. We are working in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) targeting poor households…

OPINION: A Peep Into The Hearts Of Ignoramuses About Heart Attack

By Isaac Asabor There is no denying the fact that technology has over the years revolutionised our world and daily lives. Technology has created amazing tools and resources, putting useful information at our fingertips on what heart attack is all about, and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle to avoid our lives being cut short. Though we have more access to information that pertains to heart attack than any generation before us, so much so that information by each passing day keeps pouring in from experts and researchers. The abundance…

DTSG Assures Citizens of Good Healthcare Delivery, As Ministry Receives Consumables From FG

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Government has reiterated its commitment on quality health care service delivery to all residents of the state, just as the Federal Government had donated some medical consumables to the state government. This was made known recently in Asaba by the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Mordi Ononye, in an interaction with newsmen. Dr Ononye stated the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, had embarked on the upgrading, improving and rehabilitating of primary health care facilities across the state. “The core song of the ministry is health for all…

Warri Rep Member Ereyitomi Attracts Medical Equipments Worth Millions Of Naira To Warri PHC

ABUJA/Nigeria: As part of his efforts in making sure people of his constituency enjoys good health care across board, the Member Representing Warri Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives Abuja, Hon. Chief Thomas Ereyitomi JP has attracted Hospital Equipments worth millions of Naira to Ajamimogha Primary Healthcare Centre in Warri, Delta State in order to make health care accessible by all. Chief Ereyitomi JP who  influenced the medical equipments donated to Ajamimogha Primary Health Care through the National Primary HealthCare Agency,  Tuesday December 8, 2020, charged the Matron…

HEALTH FOR ALL DELTANS: Contributory Health Commission to Partner NUJ for Effective Health Insurance Scheme

By Patrick Ochei ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Contributory Health Commission has assured of partnering the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Delta State Council for effective and efficient publicity of the health insurance scheme for all Deltans. This understanding was reached on Thursday 10th December, 2020, when the newly elected Executive of the Union, paid the Governing Board of the Commission a familiarization visit, where mutually beneficial issues were discussed. Receiving the Executive members of the NUJ was the Chairman of the Commission’s Board, Olorogun Dr. Isaac Akpoveta, who affirmed the…

Delta Assembly Set to Enact Law to Repeal School of Health Technology to College

ASABA/Nigeria: A bill for a law to repeal the State School of Health Technology Law and enact the State College of Health Technology Bill 2020 has passed first reading on the floor of the Delta State House of Assembly. The bill with the short title “College of Health Technology Bill”, is being sponsored by the Member Representing Warri South One Constituency, Hon Austin Uroye. The Lawmaker, Hon Austin Uroye is the Chairman, House Committee on Health had sought the leave of the House to bring in the bill. The motion…

Breast, Prostate Cancer Awareness: Resident Doctors Storm Okpanam On Campaign, Treatment Of Other Ailments

By Patrick Ochei ASABA/Nigeria: The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), FMC Asaba Chapter, Delta State, stormed Okpanam community in Oshimili North LGA to create awareness on the dreaded Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer as part of the ARD’s 2020 Annual Medical Outreach programme. The doctors numbering about 10, apart from giving consultancy services and examining multitudes in cancer related issues, also treated and dispensed drugs to over 70 patients who were attended to. Speaking with the ARD’s Publicity Community Chairman, Dr. Alexander Awunor, he gave glory to God for making…

Vaccination, Clean Environment Key in Fight against Yellow Fever – Okowa

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has identified vaccination and clean environment as factors necessary in checking the outbreak of yellow fever. Okowa made this known on Thursday at the flag-off of preventive yellow fever mass vaccination campaign in Delta at the Events Centre, Asaba. He said that the objective of the vaccination was to increase population immunity (herd immunity) to yellow fever thereby reducing the risk of transmission of the disease in communities. He stated that poor community and environmental hygiene) practices were risk factors for the yellow…