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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Lagos Shuts 52 Pharmacies, Drug Stores Over Infractions

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“Although, some of the pharmacies visited were registered, it is disheartening to note that quite a number of them have no qualified pharmacists on duty and displayed expired drugs for sale to the public,” she said.

Putting a Stop to Suicide among Workers, Youths in Nigeria

Psychiatrist, Dr Moyosore
The increasing occurrence of suicide among workers and youths in the country is a revelation of despair and agony that had probably gone on in the minds of victims for days or months before the incident. No one anticipates that the precious gift of life should be taken away in such a manner. While many of these incidents have...

Experts urge FG to sign Mental Health Bill, decry low number of psychiatrists

Mental Health Bill
Against the backdrop of incessant suicide incidents in the country, psychiatrists in the country are pushing for quick long-lasting action as they called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to sign the Mental Health Bill into law. Nigeria has been struggling to formulate a modern mental health law since 2003 to replace the old Lunacy Act of 1958. According to experts,...

Biosafety Agency Cautions Importers Against Genetically Modified Grains

“I wish to assure Nigerians that they need not be afraid, National Biosafety Management Agency has been established to ensure that they are protected from potentially harmful impact of Genetically Modified Organisms(GMOs)

Bauchi: 2 water packaging factories face NAFDAC sanction over infractions

Prof Mojisola Adeyeye of NAFDAC
Two water packaging factories in Bauchi state have been subjected to disciplinary action by the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) over various infractions. The agency disclosed this in a Saturday, July 20 statement signed by its Director of Public Affairs, Abubakar Jimoh. NAFDAC said it shut Ummi Salama Table Water, a package water factory in Azare,...

Hospital environment must be safe, secured for smooth operations – UCH boss

UCH Ibadan
The Chief Medical Director, University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, says that smooth running of a hospital would be impossible without assuring the safety and security of patients, staff and visitors. Otegbayo stated this at the end of a two-day training workshop for the institution's security personnel on Wednesday in Ibadan. According to him, the training was a necessary step...

Ministry Kicks Against Haphazard Use of Agro-Chemicals

“That results in upsurge in metabolic diseases among consumers in Nigeria and elsewhere.

Worker shoots self dead after 4 months without pay

suicide gun
A worker, Amos Mboni, has shot himself to death after his employers failed to pay his salary for four months. The 56-year-old Zimbabwean man was working as a security guard manning Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) offices in Bulawayo when he shot himself three times with a revolver provided by the organisation. The incident occurred at his work station located at Zimra...

Osun manufacturer jailed for lying about safety of sachet water

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Olujimi, on July 24, forged a laboratory result and presented same to the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) in order to obtain quality approval for his sachet water factory

NAFDAC Advises Food Product Manufacturers On Industry Standards

Prof Mojisola Adeyeye of NAFDAC
She stated that the mishandling of plastic, fossil fuels, industrial and agrochemicals is the leading cause of food contamination in Nigeria, advising caution especially during supply and storage of these food products.
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