Showing posts from December 27, 2015

Lagos govt renews pledge to improve health care

• Says it’ll complete Ayinke House project in 12 months The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris has announced that there is renewed commitment by the present administration to ensure improved and quality healthcare for Lagos residents, explaining that activities in the sector will be geared to reflect the mantra of change the government of the day. Speaking Tuesday at a media parley held at the Conference Room of the Ministry, Idris noted that measures are being taken by the administration to ensure the realisation of this objective. The Lagos Health Ministry boss stressed that the challenges in the health sector may seem insurmountable, but the administration of Governor Ambode is committed to solving the problems step by step and systematically. Idris further said that this administration would focus on attitudinal change among health workers, amongst other issues to be addressed in order to achieve effective and qualitative service delivery to the general populace.

May& Baker leads pace in global drug manufacturing

• Ready to announce 1st set of  internationally prequalified products Having been certified by World Health Organisation(WHO) since September 2014 for Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), May& Baker PharmCentre said weekend that it would soon announce the first set of Nigerian internationally prequalified products. Declaring this weekend, was the Managing Director/Chief Executive of May & Baker Nigeria Plc, Mr. Nnamdi Okafor, at the company’s end of year media parley held to appreciate the commitment of the media, especially in partnership with his organisation, even as he said that they fulfilled financial returns of the company in 2015 compared to 2014. While revealing that their initial products have been accepted by the WHO for assessment for pre-qualification, he said: “Very soon we shall be announcing the first set of Nigerian internationally prequalified products, while we continue to show deep commitment to excellence in all aspects of GMP.” However, the Chief Executive,

Benola fetes inmates of Hearts of Gold at Christmas

As a show of love and in the spirit of sharing, a non-profit organisation, Benola, A Cerebral Palsy Initiative, has donated relief materials consisting of food items and toiletries to Hearts of Gold (HOG) Children’s Hospice. Making the presentation weekend, Femi Gbadebo, Founder/CEO, Benola, A Cerebral Palsy Initiative, who led the delegates to HOG Children’s Hospice at Plot 75 Alhaji Masha Road, Onilegogoro, Surulere, Lagos state, explained that Benola’s visit was part of his organisation’s Christmas outreach efforts to identify with indigent children who are living with disabilities. Gbadebo expressed optimism that the items given to them would go a long way in helping the beneficiaries as well as experience the warmth and sharing identifiable with the Yuletide season. Newswatch Times reports that the organisation, founded and co-founded by Gbadebo and his wife, Alaba, is committed to change and progress for persons living with Cerebral Palsy. Their mission is to strive fo