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Health stories from the papers in September

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Find a few health stories from the papers in September…nothing ground breaking but the first one could be very significant…read on!

ThisDay: Yar’Adua says that the assignment of responsibility for primary health-care to local governments is a major defect. He said it was, in his view, clearly a mistake to have assigned responsibility for primary health-care services on which about 80 per cent of the population depend, to the tier of government with the least capacity for providing efficient health-care services. Details here…

Guardian: PRESIDENT Umaru Musa Yar’Adua has put paid to the continuation of the controversial local council primary healthcare centres initiated by his predecessor, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. Details here…

Guardian: THE Yobe State government has awarded contracts for the establishment and building of a new General Hospital in Damaturu, the State Capital at the total cost of N1.6 billion. Details here…

Nigeriaworld: Gbagada Rotary to provide artificial limbs to 50 amputees. Details here…

Tribue: The Federal Government has moved to end the frequent flight of Nigerians of all social classes to seek medical check-up and treatment abroad as it has partnered with American Hospital Limited, a US-based hospital agency, to build a world class hospital at a cost of $500 million in the country. Details here…

http://www.nigeriahealthwatch.com/

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