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COVID-19: Edo Confirms Five Deaths Of Unvaccinated Persons

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COVID-19: Edo confirms five deaths of unvaccinated persons

Edo State has confirmed the death of five more persons who were not inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccines, with the government urging citizens to come out to get the vaccines in order to remain safe and healthy.

The State COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr. Andrew Obi, disclosed this after the daily virtual meeting of the State COVID-19 Taskforce, chaired by the State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki.

Obi said three of the new fatalities were reported from the Stella Obasanjo Hospital, while the other two were confirmed at the Irrua Specialist Hospital, adding that the new deaths raised the total number of mortalities recorded in the third wave of the pandemic in the state to 64.

The Incident Manager, who reiterated the need for residents to get vaccinated to get protection against the deadly virus, said the government has inoculated over 82,849 persons across the state in the second phase vaccination exercise.

He disclosed that the state will tomorrow, September 21, 2021, begin the administration of the second dose of Moderna vaccines for those who were inoculated with the first dose in the second phase vaccination exercise, urging residents to take advantage of the exercise to get full protection against the virus.

He said, “Edo State, in the last 72 hours, recorded five more deaths from COVID-19; the persons were all unvaccinated, which restates the need for everyone to get inoculated in order to stay healthy and alive.

“We also confirmed 58 new cases from the 492 samples collected across the state within the 72-hour timeframe, with 52 recoveries and 616 active cases that are being managed at various treatment and isolation facilities within the state.”

He further disclosed that the state has so far in the third wave of the pandemic collected 14,898 samples and recorded 1,270 confirmed cases and 590 recoveries, with a test positivity rate of 11.8 percent.

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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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