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JOHESU Issues 15 Day Ultimatum to Government

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JOHESU Issues 15 Day Ultimatum to Government

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Association have issued the Nigerian Government a 15-day ultimatum, saying they will commence an indefinite strike over outstanding welfare issues with the union.

Biobelemonye Josiah, JOHESU’s National President, said this in a letter addressed to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, and other relevant stakeholders on Saturday in Abuja adding that the 15-day ultimatum was necessitated by the nonchalant attitude of government to the plight of its members.

According to Josiah, the welfare issues include adjustment of Consolidated Health Salary Structure as was done with Consolidated Medical Salary Structure since 2014, payment of all withheld April and May 2018 Salaries of its members.

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Others include payment of outstanding salaries of intern health professionals and all the Tertiary Health Institutions, proper implementation of the consultant pharmacist cadre for pharmacists in the public sector, among others.

He further noted that with effect from midnight of September 17, 2021, all its members in the Federal Health Institutions shall embark on an indefinite strike action in all state and Local Government health institutions.

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Go Back to Work, Ngige Urges Doctors

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Go Back to Work, Ngige Urges Doctors

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has appealed to the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to shelve their industrial action while negotiation continues.
Ngige made the appeal during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, as the resident doctors’ strike enters Day 59.
The minister reacted to the court case filed by the Federal Government against the striking doctors.

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He said it was the Federal Ministry of Health and the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation that can withdraw the case from court.

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Calabar Varsity Performs First Open-Heart Surgery

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Calabar Varsity Performs First Open-Heart Surgery

The University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) has performer its first open-heart surgery operations with a 70 per cent discount on the cost.

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The operation, according to its Chief Medical Director (CMD), Prof. Ikpeme A. Ikpeme, is a partnership with the VOOM Foundation from the United States of America (U.S.A).

The CMD expressed gratitude to the Federal Government, among other stakeholders, that contributed to the feat.

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NHS to Trial Blood Test That Can Detect Over 50 Cancer Types

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NHS to Trial Blood Test That Can Detect Over 50 Cancer Types

The NHS is launching the world’s biggest trial of a potentially life-saving blood test that can detect more than 50 types of cancer before symptoms appear. Some 140,000 volunteers in eight areas of England will be recruited to try the galleri test, which is already available in the US.

The test can detect cancers that are not routinely screened for and it can find where the disease is coming from in the body with a high degree of accuracy.

The NHS trial will invite people from different backgrounds and ethnicities who are aged between 50 and 77 to take part. They cannot have had a cancer diagnosis in the last three years. Blood samples will be taken at mobile testing clinics over the coming weeks, in 12 months’ time, and again in two years.

Ms Pritchard said the test could play a major part in an NHS ambition to catch 75% of cancers at an early stage, when they are easie it has been especially effective at finding cancers that are more difficult to identify early, such as head and neck, bowel, lung, pancreatic, and throat cancers to treat.

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But it cannot detect all cancers and would not replace NHS screening programmes such as those for breast, cervical, and bowel cancer. The trial is being led by the cancer research UK and king’s college London cancer prevention trials unit together with grail, which developed the galleri test.

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