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Actor Daniel Mickelson’s Cause Of Death Confirmed

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Actor Daniel Mickelson’s cause of death confirmed three months after he died aged 23

Actor Daniel Mickelson’s death has been ruled as a “cocaine and fentanyl toxicity” overdose.

The rising star died three months ago on July 4 at the age of 23.

The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed the cause of death. Officials say that the manner of his death was ruled an accident.

Daniel is best known for his role in the TV series Mani, as well as indie horror film The Killer Clown Meets the Candy Man.

His sister, model Meredith Mickelson, confirmed his death at the time of his passing in a touching tribute posted on Instagram.

Alongside a series of throwback snaps, she wrote at the time: “My heart is shattered & to write this feels so wrong and i don’t even know what to say.

“Yesterday i lost my brother, best friend & the other half of my heart. There wasn’t a person i loved more on this earth. there’s no words that can do him justice that i could write.”

The 22-year-old concluded her post: “To know him was to love him. he was the happiest brightest smiley most sunshine human to exist and I’m so happy God chose me to be his sister for his whole amazing life.”

His death sent shockwaves through the industry, with many stars passing on messages of condolences on the post.

“Praying for you,” Jordyn Woods wrote, while Amelia Hamlin said: “I love you forever daniel.”

Model Kaia Gerber also took to her Instagram Stories at the time to post a screenshot of a FaceTime call she had with Daniel.

Alongside it she wrote: “I remember that time we sat on the couch and spent the whole day coming up with our own secret language that we continued to speak every time we saw each other.

“I wish we could go back there. I wish we were still talking in sentences that probably annoyed everyone else but made us crack up every time.

“I wish I was still sitting on my bathroom floor because that was the only place I had wifi and I never wanted to miss a call from you.

“Thank you for being the reason for so much laughter and happiness in the world. It won’t be the same without you here. I love you Daniel.”

Daniel’s girlfriend posted a heartfelt tribute, which read: “You lit up every room with your contagious smile and never failed to make anyone happy.

“There wasn’t one day that went by where you didn’t go out of your way to make me feel special and loved.

“I’m not sure how I’m going to get through this but I’m going to be strong for you because I know it’s what you would have wanted. Everything I do now is for you.”

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F.G Approves Establishment Of Teaching Hospital In Taraba

The establishment of a Federal teaching hospital in Taraba State has been approved by the Federal Government.

Approved by President Muhammadu Buhari, the teaching hospital is to be sited at the federal university in Wukari Local Government Area of the State.

In a letter dated 26th of September 2022, the President gave the nod to the leadership of the institution to go ahead with the establishment of the health institution.

The letter which was signed on behalf of the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, by the Director of Health, Teaching Hospital Division, Dr. Noah Andrew, urged the leadership of the university to make sure that all the needed facilities are in place.

“I am directed to refer to a letter dated 2nd September 2022 referenced SGF 6/T/380 from the Secretary of the Government of the Federation to inform you that His Excellency, President Mohammadu Buhari, has graciously approved the establishment of a federal teaching hospital for the federal University, Wukari, Taraba State”, the letter read in part.

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Kaduna Enrolls 136,507 Into Health Scheme

The Kaduna state government has disclosed that it has enrolled about 136,507 poor and vulnerable population into the Kaduna State health insurance scheme.

Head of Administration and Finance, Kaduna State Contributory Health Management Authority (KADCHMA), Mr Suleiman Mustapha, disclosed this in Kaduna, during a one-day Roundtable Dialogue on maternal and child health.

The Maternal and Child Health-Civil Society (MCH-CS) Partnership with support from Save the Children International organised the round table.

Mustapha said 79,329 poor and vulnerable populations were enroled for free basic health under the one per cent consolidated revenue of the state government.

According to him, the state government had so far released N1.1 billion to cover the basic health care services of the poor and vulnerable.

He also said an additional 50,648 poor and vulnerable population were enroled under the Basic Health Care Provision Fund, adding that a total of N1.1 billion had also been contributed to cover their healthcare.

KADCHMA Executive Secretary , Mr Abubakar Hassan, said the agency was established in February 2018 and began provision of health services in June 2020.

According to him, the health scheme is part of the state’s human capital development and social protection strategy for all residents.

 

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55,000 Die Of Rabies Annually In Nigeria- USAID

The United States Agency For International Development USAID has disclosed that at least 55, 000 Nigerians die of rabies every year.

It said rabid dogs account for about 94 percent of confirmed human infections.

This was revealed by Mieko Mckay, Deputy Office Director for Health, USAID Nigeria, in Abuja on Monday during the launch of the National Strategic Plan for Elimination of Dog-Mediated Human Rabies in Nigeria.

The event was organized by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in collaboration with the Federal of Health and Breakthrough ACTION -Nigeria and other partners ahead of this year’s World Rabies Day.

Country Representative, World Health Organisation, Walter Mulombo, represented by his deputy, Alexander Chimbaru, said there were recent cases in Gombe and Enugu States.

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