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NMA Strike/Covid-19 No Work Situation In Imo

NMA Strike/Covid-19 No Work Situation In Imo

Issues, News
HIV patients’ death toll alarming …Mother-Child transmission, no longer feasible due to dearth ofniverapine, others in private hospitals There are strong indications that the number of deaths among HIV/AIDS patients in Imo State is very much on the increase since the closure of government hospitals in Imo State coupled with the strike action embarked upon by Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in the State. Nigerian Newsguide authoritatively gathered that these HIV patients who visit general hospitals in the state to collect their anti-retroviral drugs no longer have access to these essential drugs that kept them going over the years as a result of the NMA strike and official closure of hospitals in Imo State by the government since December 21st 2020. These people living with ...
The Boys Scout- “Be prepared”

The Boys Scout- “Be prepared”

Fact Channel, News
BY EDWARD IHEJIRIKA As a public health physician, development and health policy management consultant i like to state unequivocally that vaccines saves lives and clearly people need to take vaccines this time to stay alive but what is more important are the protocols advised for prevention. This alone can cut down the spread of Covid in great proportions. In Year 2010, then as Program Cordinator in a US Dept. of HHS funded program in the Upper Valley Region comprising of the States of New Hampshire and Vermont we supervised the administration of 'seasonal' flu shots and people would turn up and take them. Even then, there was mild suspicion about vaccines and low turn out on some days but overall more people got immunized. Although not everyone got vaccinated, these flu viruses eve...