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UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital establishes Pediatric Nursing School to curb increased morbidity, mortality in children — Management

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By Ismail Azeez, Osogbo

The management of UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital has disclosed that the authorities of the institution established the pediatric nursing school to train and produce highly competent nurses that can take care of the children right from their birth.

The Deputy Director of Nursing Services UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital, Mrs. Motunrayo Olowu said the management established the school to curb the increased morbidity and mortality in children.

Mrs. Olowu noted that there is increased morbidity and mortality in children in the society which she said the management wishes to bring to an end.

She said that the Pediatric department in the institution is one of the departments that has the highest number of facilities with man power to train competent hands in that specialty.

The Deputy Director of Nursing Services UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital stated this in Osogbo, Osun State capital, on Thursday, saying that those who wish to enroll in the 12 months calendar year programme must be ready to learn and take instructions.

Speaking on the eligibility of the candidate to apply for 2022/2023 academic section, Mrs Olowu said that only registered nurses that have licenses with five credits in O’level could only apply for the new academic year.

According to Mrs. Olowu, “The UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital established the school to train and produce a highly competent and responsive and committed child health practitioners that are Pediatric Nursing to add value to the society.

“We want to go back to society to produce highly competent nurses, competent hands that can take care of children right from birth in the delivery room. When the child comes out he or she will be resuscitated by a competent hands.

“The eligible candidate must be a registered nurse with a valid practicing license of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. Also they should possess five credits O’level of English mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics.

“The school has been accredited to go ahead to train nurses. And this academic section 2022/2023 students are resuming in November.

“Any interested candidates should register online on school website,” she stated.

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LASHMA begins regulatory compliance of health facilities

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Healthcare facilities under the Lagos State Health Scheme (LSHS) will be receiving visitors from the Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA) as the agency begins compliance visits.

The Permanent Secretary, LASHMA, Dr. Emmanuella Zamba, while flagging off the Quarter two facility compliance visit said the move is to ensure quality healthcare and customer satisfaction by all its Enrollees.

Commending the Healthcare Providers which have been outstanding in their service delivery to ILERA EKO Enrollees, she noted that LASHMA has also received some negative feedback from the Enrollees about the way that they have been treated by Providers. Therefore, the Agency cannot fold its arms and allow its Enrollees to continue to be disenfranchised by the Providers.

Dr. Zamba said, “The Agency is constantly up on a complaint that follows a particular trend before we act.”

She added that the negative complaints received from Enrollees included drug unavailability, payment for covered services by the Enrollees, bad attitude and rudeness from some of the hospital personnel.

The Permanent Secretary said that during the visits, any hospital that has a high number of complaints, will be given a Letter of warning and if such complaints continue without being checked, LASHMA, will not hesitate to sanction the Hospital in accordance with the provisions of the Lagos State Health Scheme (LSHS) Law.

She advised Providers not to hesitate to also report to the Agency any Enrollee who is not of good conduct when visiting the Hospital.

Dr. Zamba urged ILERA EKO Healthcare Providers to ensure that they capture all utilisation by the Enrollees in their respective Hospitals because data collection is key in Health insurance.

The Permanent Secretary said that the State Government would continue to support the Healthcare facilities in terms of training and capacity building to ensure the delivery of quality service to its Enrollees.

She appealed to Healthcare Providers in the State who are not yet empanelled under the Lagos State Health Scheme to do so immediately so that together, the State Government can attain Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

Public and private hospitals visited so far included St. Raphael Hospital, Ikorodu, Ita Elewa Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC), Isolo General Hospital, Shomolu General Hospital, R-Jolad Hospital, Bariga, Epe General Hospital, Epe and Akoka Primary Healthcare Centre, Bee-Hees Hospital, Akowonjo, Orile Agege GH, Ifako Ijaiye GH, Epe GH and Badagry PHC, Siloan Medical Centre, Ejigbo.

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Outbreak: Zamfara Govt. confirms 4 deaths, 177 cases

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The Zamfara Commissioner for Health, Dr Aisha Anka has confirmed the outbreak of unknown illness in the state which recorded four deaths and 177 cases so far.

Anka confirmed this in a statement issued in Gusau on Friday by the Information Officer of the ministry, Malam Bello Ibrahim.

According to the commissioner, the disease is characterized by abdominal distension, accumulation of fluid in the abdomen, enlarge liver, enlarge spleen, fever and general body weakness.

“The illness is found in Maradun, Shinkafi and Gusau local government areas in the state.

“Children are mostly affected and the cases are associated with water consumptions.

“So far, four deaths have been recorded, 177 cases were detected,” Anka said.

“The incident has been reported to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), partners and all other relevant stakeholders.

“The ministry of health is currently on the emergency response phase to identify the illnesses and causes.

“Various biological human and animal samples, soil samples, water samples, agricultural and foodstuff samples have been taken to Lagos and Abuja laboratories for analysis.

“The ministry will continue to update the general public and all relevant stakeholders and partners on any update about the outbreak,”she added. (

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Assembly passes Kano Pre-Marital Health Screening Bill

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Kano State House of Assembly has passed a bill for a law to compel intending couples to undergo HIV, hepatitis and sickle cell anaemia screening before marriage.

The passage followed deliberations in the Committee of the Whole House during plenary session,
presided over by the Speaker, Ismail Falgore on Monday in Kano.

After deliberations, the lawmakers approved the 3rd reading of the bill, read by the Deputy Clerk, Alhaji Nasiru Magaji.

Shortly after passage of the bill, the Majority Leader of the house, Lawan Hussein (NNPP-Dala), stated that “any person
intending to marry shall first submit self for medical examinations.”

He said the bill was considered and passed after the 3rd reading, following various legislative processes.

The leader further said that the bill was passed because the state had been battling with different health issues, including
HIV because people go into marriages without medical screening.

He said that the bill, if signed into law, would save many lives and curb the spread of life-threatening diseases.

“The bill will safeguard the health of citizens by institutionalising pre-marital testing to check the spread of diseases
like hepatitis, HIV and sickle cell anaemia,” he added.

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