Health

To mark the first anniversary of his second term in office, Governor Udom Emmanuel has commissioned a 300 bed international infectious disease treatment center in Akwa Ibom State, executed and completed within 30 days. The center located within the Methodist General Hospital, Ituk Mbang, Uruan Local Government Area, comes with a Category 3 Virology and […]

April 24, 2020

In the meantime, controversy is trailing the death of theseventy-year-old woman in Enugu suspected oCoronavirus who though tested negative, died a day afterher result was out.A lady who claimed to be her daughter is accusing theEnugu State University Teaching Hospital, of negligence. According to the woman, her mother died of stigma andnegligence on the part […]

April 17, 2020

The Federal Government has banned all its officials from embarking onforeign travels, as part of new measures to stem the spread of thedreaded Coronavirus.This is coming as the Federal Ministry of Health announced five newcases of the virus, bringing to eight, the total number of confirmed casesin the country. Reports say all the five new […]

South Africa on Thursday confirmed its first case of the novelcoronavirus with a 38-year-old male who travelled to Italy.Health minister, Zweli Mkhize announced this in a statement,saying the case was the first case in southern Africa and thelatest confirmed case in sub-Saharan Africa after Nigeria andSenegal.He said the case was detected in the country’s eastern Kwa-ZuluNatal […]

As part of its corporate social responsibility, the University of Uyo hasoffered tips by which members of its Community can prevent the spreadof Coronavirus infection.In a release signed by the Registrar of the University, Mr. AniediabasiUdofia explains that the transmission of the virus was mostly possiblethrough droplets emitted from cough and sneezes by the infected […]

The Federal Government has announced plans to review the 2020budget as crude oil revenue comes under pressure from the effect ofthe raging Coronavirus infection globally.The Minister of Finance and Budget Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmedsaid that government was worried about the drop in oil revenue andwould soon start a mid-term review of the budget to determine […]

The U.S. Senate has overwhelmingly approved eight point threebillion dollars emergency spending bill to respond to thethe outbreak of the new coronavirus. The vote came a day after the House of Representatives passedthe bill, which is moving through Congress in an expeditedprocess.The package, expected to be approved by President DonaldTrump in the coming days, comes […]

South Africa on Thursday confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus with a 38-year-old male who traveled to Italy. Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize announced this in a statement, saying the case was the first case in southern Africa and the a latest confirmed case in sub-Saharan Africa after Nigeria and Senegal. He said the case […]

 STATE GOVERNMENT TAKES STEPS TO PREVENT OUTBREAK OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE.  HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGED PLANS TO DIVERT RECOVERED LOOT.  FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PAYS MORE THAN FORTY-THREE BILLION NAIRA ON PETROL SUBSIDY IN FEBRUARY, 2020  SENATE ROUTES FOR RETURN OF STANDARDS ORGANIZATION OF NIGERIA TO SEAPORTS.

Akwa Ibom State Government says it will leave no stone unturned in its quest to prevent the outbreak of infectious diseases in the State. Government’s position was made known by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dominic Ukpong in Uyo while speaking on government preparation to contend the the recent outbreak of coronavirus, otherwise called COVID […]


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