Tuesday , April 20 2021

HEALTH

Edo accredits 21 healthcare facilities for Health Insurance Scheme in 3 LGAs

The Edo State Health Insurance Commission has accredited 21 healthcare facilities to provide accessible, affordable and quality healthcare services to beneficiaries of the State Health Insurance Scheme. Addressing journalists, Director General, Edo State Health Insurance Commission, Dr. Rock Amegor, said the scheme will assist the residents by reducing out-of- pocket …

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UBTH reduces cost of cancer care – CMD

LAGOS – The University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) has introduced a micro dosing technique in its facility in order to cut the cost of cancer therapy in Nigeria. According to it, this will drastically cut down the cost of expensive anti-cancer medicines while also ensuring availability. The Chief Medical …

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COVID-19: Edo vaccinates over 33, 000 persons as active cases drop to one

BENIN CITY – The Edo State Government has intensified its coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination campaign across the state’s 18 local government councils, vaccinating 33,108 persons with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in the first phase of the exercise. Executive Secretary of the state’s Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr. Julie Erhabor, disclosed this during …

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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