90% of Market Women are Hypertensive in Nigeria, check out reasons

90% of Market Women are Hypertensive in Nigeria, check out reasons

It was a shocking revelation when 90 per cent of market women are carrying High Blood Pressure (BP). Last week, 90% of over 1000 market women in Lagos state was diagnosed with High Blood Pressure. None of the women knew they were hypertensive. The revelation came to light during a four-day community free medical screening for hypertension and blood sugar/diabetes organised by Amal Outreach for over 1,000 market women in Lagos Island West, particularly those…

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Akeredolu sets for N400Billion Medical Investment in Ondo

Akeredolu sets for N400Billion Medical Investment in Ondo

By: Abooluwa Famakinwa ONDO STATE GOVERNMENT HANDS OVER 100 HECTARES OF LAND FOR SUNSHINE MEDICAL CITY As part of efforts to deliver on its promise to provide qualitative healthcare to residents of the state, the Ondo State government has handed over a hundred hectare of land to Medicus International for the establishment of Sunshine Medical City. Showing the Medicus team round the parcel of land located along the Akure-Owo express way, the Special Adviser to…

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Cannabis Usage: Akeredolu making sense, we’ll push for legal Framework —Pharmacists

Cannabis Usage: Akeredolu making sense, we’ll push for legal Framework —Pharmacists

By: Ade Adeleke Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State and the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) have agreed to pursue a common front for the use of cannabis for health and economic purposes in Nigeria. The Association-led by its National President, Pharmacist Samuel Adekola therefore vowed that it will ensure it sponsors a private member bill at the National Assembly for the legalisation of the cannabis plant for pharmaceutical purposes as obtainable in…

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1,500 Patients get Akeredolu’s Free Surgery, Eye Glasses

1,500 Patients get Akeredolu’s Free Surgery, Eye Glasses

By: Ade Adeleke As part of efforts to address eye problem of vulnerable residents of the State, the Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu under the “Aketi Free Eye Glasses Initiative”, is conducting free eye screening and giving out 1,500 free eye glasses. The programme which is a personal initiative of the governor, is taking place in six designated centres across the three senatorial districts of the State. One thousand five hundred residents are to be…

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Millennium College inducts Dispensing Opticians, Pharmacy Technicians in Akure

Millennium College inducts Dispensing Opticians, Pharmacy Technicians in Akure

By: Ade Adeleke Graduates of Dispensing Opticianry and Pharmacy Technicians of the Millennium College of Health Technology, Aaye, Akure, in the Ondo State Capital have been warned against violating ethics and tenets of their noble chosen professions and be ready always to serve humanity. The Provost of the Institution, Mrs Ayodele Adinlewa gave the warning at separate inductions/professional oath taking organised for the National Diploma (ND) graduates by their different professional bodies. The inductees are…

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LG Polls: Ondo APC warns Aspirants, as Primaries Begin

LG Polls: Ondo APC warns Aspirants, as Primaries Begin

By: Ade Adeleke The much awaited primaries for local government election in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State today started with the councillorship aspirants slugging it out. APC had few days ago suspender the primaries for logistics reasons. Confirming this, Alex Kalejaye, State Publicity Secretary of the Party, said the electoral committees for various local government areas left the State Secretariat early hours of today with all the logistics needed for the exercise….

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AAUA raises alarm over Blindness, Schistosomiasis, Filariasis Diseases

AAUA raises alarm over Blindness, Schistosomiasis, Filariasis Diseases

By: Ade Adeleke The acting Vice Chancellor, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Prof Olugbenga Ige, has said that government at all levels and Nigerians have major roles to play in the eradication of the Tropical Diseases. The Department of Animal and Environmental Biology of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, on Thursday last week marked the 2020 World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day with a seminar aimed at drawing attention to diseases that are common…

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Cancer: How Miracle/Prayer Centres’re killing People —Mrs Akeredolu

Cancer: How Miracle/Prayer Centres’re killing People —Mrs Akeredolu

By: Ade Adeleke The Wife of Ondo Governor, Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu yesterday blamed activities of some Miracle Centres and religious bodies for rising cases and poor treatment of cancer in the country, charging religious leaders to always encourage people with cancer to seek medical attention. She also said research had put Nigeria among countries with poorest cancer care and control system, adding that many Nigerians had lost their lives as a result of this. Mrs…

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“How Popular Trado-Medical Expert, Oko Oloyun was Killed”

“How Popular Trado-Medical Expert, Oko Oloyun was Killed”

By: SUNSHINETRUTH Renowned Trado-Medical practitioner and Alternative Therapist, Alhaji Fatai Yusuf, aka Oko-oloyun, was yesterday shot dead by gunmen on the Eruwa-Igboora Road in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State. Yusuf was said to be on his way from an outing around 4.30pm, when the gunmen shot at his vehicle. It was learnt that some of the bullets pierced through his vehicle before hitting him and he died on the spot. The Oyo State Police…

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After 16 Casualties: Fear of Lassa Fever hits Ondo, as Sick Residents storm Hospitals

After 16 Casualties: Fear of Lassa Fever hits Ondo, as Sick Residents storm Hospitals

By: Ade Adeleke Tension enveloped the people of Owo and Akoko areas of Ondo state today over the outbreak of lassa fever which has claimed over 16 lives out of about ninety cases in the state. To this end, due to the fear bring killed by lassa fever, many people who have ordinary malaria stormed hospitals to check their health status, even as Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu relocated to Owo today from Akure to hold emergency…

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