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Katsina gov’t spends N15,775 on single COVID-19 sample test 

Katsina gov’t spends N15,775 on single COVID-19 sample test  The Katsina state government has paid 157,750,000 Naira for Covid-19 tests conducted on 10,000 cases in the state. Katsina Post learned that this amount when computed equivalent to N15,775 per test. The state Commissioner of Information, culture and Home Affairs, Alhaji Abdulkareem Yahaya Sirika announced this […]

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World Pharmacist day 2020: Antibiotics overuse and Misuse

Antibiotic overuse/misuse This simply means taking antibiotics even when they are not the appropriate treatment. Reportedly, one third to one half of antibiotics use is unnecessary or inappropriate. This promotes antibiotic resistance by bacteria. Antibiotics treat only bacterial infections but not viral infections. For example, an antibiotic is an appropriate treatment for strep throat which […]

World Pharmacist day 2020: Medicine Safety Tips for Patients

MEDICINE SAFETY TIPS FOR PATIENTS Do you ever have questions on how to safely take your medicines? Medication errors can happen in clinics and hospitals, pharmacies, and at home. Patients and healthcare providers, however, can work together to help prevent these errors. Follow our patient Anna as she makes the most of visits with her […]

Medical Doctor offers free surgery to over 30 hernia patients in Danja

No fewer than 30 hernia patients benefitted from free surgeries offered by Dr Aminu Lawal in collaboration with Katsina State Commissioner for Health Engineer Yakubu Nuhu Danja. Addresssing journalists At Danja Comprehensive Healthcare Center, Dr Aminu Lawal said the humanitarian gesture was aimed at reducing the plight of the beneficiaries. Dr Aminu Lawal who pledged […]

Medical Students offer free medical services to women, children in Katsina

The National Associations of Katsina state Medical students (NAKAMS) has on Monday offers free medical services to over 2000 patients in Katsina. Katsina Post reports that the exercise was hold at Primary Health Centers (PHCs) Kofar Kaura in Katsina and PHC Rimi local government. At the centers, women, children with several ailments were offered with […]

BREAKTHROUGH: GMO, Safety and Food Security in Africa II- Prof. M.K. Othman

GMO, Safety and Food Security in Africa II Food security issues in Africa are major concern to both people of Africa and the entire world when one ruminates on the enormity of the problems. Paraphrasing the issues raised in the first part of this article last week, it is pertinent to bring out major food […]

Katsina gov’t begins massive vaccination campaign against measles

Katsina gov’t begins massive vaccination campaign against measles The Katsina State Primary Health Care Development Agency has perfected plans for the smooth conduct of massive vaccination campaign against measles across the state. The four-day campaign will begin on Wednesday, 22nd July and end on Saturday, 25th July, 2020. Parents and guardians are called upon to […]

NNPC, oil companies to construct 200-bed Infectious Disease Hospital in Katsina

NNPC, oil companies to construct 200-bed Infectious Disease Hospital in Katsina The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Total and many other partners in the upstream sector has commenced the construction of a 200-bed Emergency and Infectious Disease Hospital for the North-west region in Katsina State. The project, estimated to gulp N21 billion is situated in […]

NCDC Approves COVID-19 testing centre in Katsina

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has approved Sahel Medical Centre, a private laboratory in Katsina State, as centre for the testing of suspected Covid-19 samples. The approval of the laboratory, which is situated in Katsina metropolis, followed series of assessments by the NCDC officials. The Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, who disclosed this on […]

Katsina gov’t partners private firm, Sahel Medicare to begin COVID-19 test

Katsina gov’t partners private firm, Sahel Medicare to begin COVID-19 test  Through a Memorandum of Understanding with a private Molecular Diagnostics and Research, Sahel Medicare Services limited in Katsina State, COVID-19 tests will commence this week. This was disclosed to newsmen by the Katsina State Governor, Rt Hon Aminu Bello while addressing the press at […]