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FMC Katsina to embark on massive recruitment of 100 staff

The Federal Medical Center Katsina has revealed it plan of recruiting 100 staff to address the shortage of workforce in the hospital. This followed by approval letter sent to the hospital from the office of the Head of Civil Service of the federation as seen by our correspondent. According to the approval letter, the center […]


Katsina state gov’t moves to establish ‘State health insurance agency’

The Katsina state Governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari said that the state government in collaboration with the state house of assembly, the state chapter of Nigeria labour Congress NLC, Medical and Health Workers Union are working closely to come up with a bill for an Agency to replicate National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in the […]

Gov. Masari tasks NHIS on enlightenment campaign in Katsina

Katsina state Governor, Aminu Masari, has called on the management of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to intensify efforts toward educating more people of the state about the scheme. This came during a courtesy call by the NHIS executive secretary, Prof. Usman Yusuf. He emphasized the fact that some people in the state are […]

Katsina gov’t, NGO plans distributing 4.7m Mosquito Nets Across Katsina State

– Katsina gov’t, NGO plans distributing 4.7m Mosquito Nets Across Katsina State – NGOs Partner Ministry Of Health To Provide Millions Of Mosquito Nets As part of efforts against malaria, the Society for Family Health (SFH) and Catholic Relief Services, have earmarked $18 million for the purchase and distribution of 4.7 million long lasting insecticidal […]

Katsina state moves to criminalised marriage without HIV screening

Katsina state moves to criminalised marriage without HIV screening The Katsina State Agency for the control of AIDS (SACA) has said that a bill seeking to criminalised marriage without HIV screening for the intending couples is before the State governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari. This was disclosed to the public by the agency’s Executive Secretary, […]

Fresh cholera outbreak claims 18 lives, hospitalises 24 in Katsina

No fewer than 18 persons have died and 24 others currently hospitalised following suspected outbreak of cholera in Charanchi Local Government Area of Katsina State, Vanguard reports.  The outbreak, which occurred on Saturday, caused panic among residents in the affected communities. The villages affected by the deadly outbreak include Malole and Manye where eight persons tested […]

HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate Drops To 0.7% In Katsina

The prevalence of HIV/AIDS across Katsina State has dropped to 0.7 per cent from 2.3 per cent, the executive secretary of the State Agency for the Control of AIDS (SACA), Dr. Muntari Hassan Kankia, has said, Leadership newspaper reports. Kankia, who made this known yesterday during the distribution of food items to 29 HIV/AIDS patient […]