Monday , September 14 2020

HEALTH

Nigeria moves towards homegrown COVID-19 treatment

ABUJA – The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has inaugurated a Ministerial Committee on herbal remedies and natural compounds towards developing a homegrown treatment for COVID-19 pandemic. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the committee has eminent scientists and Fellows of the Nigerian Academy of …

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NAFDAC wants herbal medicines practitioners to collaborate with researchers on acceptable products

LAGOS – The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has urged herbal medicine practitioners to collaborate with researchers to make herbal products internationally acceptable after clinical trials. Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, the Director-General of the agency, made the plea on Tuesday. Adeyeye said in a statement that …

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FG urges Resident Doctors to suspend strike

ABUJA – The Federal Government on Tuesday, urged the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), to suspend its ongoing industrial action across the country. Sen. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this in a statement signed by Mr Charles Akpan, Deputy Director, Head, Press and Public Relations in …

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COVID-19 ALERT

There’s currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19). You can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you: Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and running water or alcohol-based hand rub Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze Avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell