DTHA Commends States Partnership With UNICEF on Social Protection and Nutrition of Children

ASABA: The Delta State House of Assembly had commended the partnership between the state and the United Nation International Children and Education Fund, UNICEF in the Area of Social Protection and Nutrition Status, which is coordinated by Ministry of Economic Planning, Overseas Development Assistance (ODA), Depart.ment. The commendation was made by the Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon Christopher Ochor Ochor, who represented the Speaker, Rt. Hon Sheriff Oborevwori during a visit by the Overseas Department Assistance, (ODA), Department, to the State Assembly to solicit for their cooperation in the launching of…

Okowa Restates Commitment to Quality Healthcare Delivery In Delta

ASABA/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday reiterated the state government’s commitment to providing quality healthcare delivery for citizens of the state. Okowa stated this when he received the Branch Officers Committee of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Delta State Chapter, who visited him at Government House, Asaba. He congratulated the team on their victory at the keenly contested election that brought them into office, stressing that a lot was expected from the NMA in Delta on discipline of members in their place of work. The governor expressed worry…

World Sight Day: Foundation to Carryout 40 Free Cataract Treatment

WARRI/Nigeria: Ahead of the world Sight Day celebration to hold across the Globe on October 8, Nigerians have been cautioned to make eye checkups a regular routine. Dr. Mejuwa Okorodudu of the Africa Cataract and eye foundation, who made the call while speaking on the world sight day also announced a total of 40 free Cataract to be done by his organisation across Delta and Edo States. He said the gesture is part of his corporate social responsibility towards achieving his resolve to contribute his quota towards making sure avoidable blindness is attainable…

Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Eze Applauds Prof. Ugboma, UPTH Management Team

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: The University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH) has continued to break new grounds under the sterling leadership of the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Prof. Henry Ugboma, with the arrival of yet another model facility for the quality health and safety of Rivers People. Reacting to the feat, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress and erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New People’s Democratic Party, nPDP, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze said Prof. Ugboma has shown appreciable interest in the wellness of citizens and inhabitants of Rivers State…

Delta to Recruit 40 Pharmacists to Bridge Manpower Deficiency

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Government on Monday, gave approval for the employment of 40 pharmacists to bridge the manpower deficiency of pharmaceutical personnel in government hospitals across the state. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa gave the approval while playing host to the leadership and members of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Delta State Chapter, who paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Asaba. The governor expressed worry that out of 64 government hospitals in the state, 39 had no pharmacists, stressing that such was not a healthy development to the health care…

Delta Contributory Health Director Admonishes Residents Doctors on Expertise in Healthcare Services

ASABA/Nigeria: The Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the Delta State Contributory Health Commission, Dr. Ben Nkechika, has called on the Nigerian Association of Residents Doctors (NARD) to deploy their expertise to all levels of healthcare services in the state through telemedicine. Dr. Nkechika who was a Guest Speaker, made this call at the on-going 40th Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) with the them: “Accelerating the Progress towards Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria: Opportunities and Challenges in the era of…

COVID-19: Okowa Calls For Sustainable Health Financing In Nigeria

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has called for the adoption and implementation of a viable and sustainable healthcare financing programme for states in the country. He made this call on Thursday at the 40th Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) with “Health Care Infrastructure Optimization and Adaptation in the face of a Global Pandemic: The COVID-19 Challenge” as theme at Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara. Okowa said that with an abysmal 0.5 per cent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP)…

Dr. Tunji Funsho Named one of TIME’s Most Influential People in the world

LAGOS/Nigeria:  TIME named Nigerian physician Dr. Tunji Funsho to the 2020 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The full list and related tributes are available now at time.com/time100, and Dr. Funsho’s TIME100 profile is available here. The list, now in its seventeenth year, recognizes the activism, innovation and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals. Dr. Funsho, a cardiologist based in Lagos, Nigeria, is the first Rotary member to receive this honor for the organization’s work to eradicate polio, having played an essential…

Seek Alternative Means to Strikes, Okowa Tells Resident Doctors

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has advised Nigerian doctors to explore other ways of getting government’s attention to their needs instead of embarking on industrial strike. Okowa gave the advice on Wednesday when the Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) led by the First Vice President, Dr Julian Ojebo, visited him at Government House, Asaba. He stated that doctors’ groups were not like other trade unions and must, therefore, exercise restraint in embarking on strike “because when doctors go on strike, the lives of people are in danger’’.…

DTSG Restates Commitment To Grassroots Health Facilities

UGHELLI/Nigeria: The Delta State Government had assured of its commitment for grassroots health facilities development. The assurance was given recently to the people of Agbara-Otor by the State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Mordi Ononye, during the inspection visit of to the ongoing hospital project in the community, where he of the early completion to enable them have access to affordable health care services as encapsulated in the Governor Okowa SMART Agenda. Speaking on the essence of the visit, the Commissioner said: “We have gone round to access the state of…