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Bayelsa Govt requires patriotism as Resident Medical doctors meet in Yenagoa

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Brain Drain: Bayelsa Govt Calls for patriotism as Resident Doctors meet in Yenagoa
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By Samuel Oyadongha – Yenagoa

Bayelsa State authorities has appealed to medical docs and different well being practitioners to point out extra patriotism by becoming a member of forces with progressive components within the nation to show across the well being sector.

The state governor, Senator Douye made the attraction whereas declaring open the annual convention of the Affiliation of Resident Medical doctors, Federal Medical Centre Chapter, on the Bayelsa Medical College in Yenagoa.

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he convention theme, “Mind Drain and Residency Coaching Programme in Nigeria: The Approach Ahead,” he urged docs and different professionals to make vital sacrifices in constructing the nation.

Represented by his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, the governor identified that although the federal government has not achieved sufficient when it comes to their remuneration and welfare, well being personnel rank amongst better-paid staff within the nation.

He insisted that the circumstances underneath which docs work have comparatively improved in comparison with what was obtainable within the 1980s, expressing optimism that there could possibly be extra enchancment within the close to future.

His phrases, “The theme of this convention is sort of germane as a result of we have now a state of affairs the place a few of our greatest well being practitioners have left the nation. I hope it can assist the members to suppose critically and make an goal and holistic comparability.

“Whereas I agree considerably with all that he (the Lecturer) has mentioned concerning the causes of mind drain in our nation, I additionally beg to vary to the extent that, typically once you have a look at one other particular person’s pot for too lengthy, you find yourself with two issues.

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“You both find yourself stealing from the particular person’s pot or you find yourself making an attempt to satisfy up on methods to cook dinner like him. Sure, we agree that the circumstances in South Africa, the UK, and elsewhere could also be higher than in Nigeria.

“However can we truly say that our fortune has remained the identical over the interval particularly from 1988 when the problem of well being staff’ welfare was taken to the entrance burner? Sure, it’s true that we aren’t the place we must be. However undoubtedly, we aren’t the place we was once.

“I wish to place on report that, if our salaries as well being staff are not what they was once up to now, do we actually want to go away this nation simply because we have now not obtained all that we would like, forgetting that the greener pasture we’re looking for at present is made attainable by the sacrifices some folks made up to now?

“Right now, if you happen to evaluate what you earn as a physician with different staff like academics, policemen, accountants, troopers and plenty of different professionals, you’ll agree with me that there’s a huge distinction. So let’s be somewhat extra patriotic and optimistic of the long run.”

The governor who reaffirmed his administration’s dedication in the direction of prioritizing points pertaining to well being highlighted some efforts of the federal government to enhance the welfare of well being staff within the state.

In keeping with him, an govt invoice on residency has been despatched to the state Home of Meeting which can quickly be handed and signed into legislation to deal with among the wants of resident docs.

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He added that the state authorities has considerably addressed the problem of skipping allowances and name rooms for docs on the state instructing hospital in addition to offered residential lodging for Home Officers on the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa.

In her remarks, the spouse of the governor, Dr Gloria Diri thanked the organizers of the programme and guaranteed resident docs of her readiness to assist them to enhance healthcare within the state.

The First Woman who was represented by the Chief Whip of the state Home of Meeting, Hon Ebiuwou Koku-Obiyai, charged the members to give you far-reaching concepts to assist develop the well being sector.

Talking as Chairman of the event, the Vice-Chancellor of Bayelsa Medical College, Professor Ebitimitula, represented by his deputy, Prof Paingha Joe-Alagoa, expressed concern over the growing fee of mind drain and burdened the necessity to curb it for the better good of the nation.

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‘Yahoo-boy’ baggage one-year imprisonment in Ilorin

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By Demola Akinyemi, Ilorin

Justice Adenike Akinpelu of the Kwara State Excessive Courtroom on Wednesday convicted a 29-year-old web fraudster, Ademola Adebukola alias “Holy Ghost” to one-year imprisonment on 4 counts of dishonest and try and cheat.

The decide convicted and sentenced the defendant to 6 months imprisonment on every of the counts after he pleaded responsible to the fees introduced by the Ilorin Zonal Workplace of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC.

“Having pleaded responsible to the fees, you might be hereby jailed for six months imprisonment for every of the counts stated.

The sentences are nonetheless to run concurrently from September 14, 2020.

The court docket additionally ordered the forfeiture of the convict’s iPhone 5 and Dell Laptop computer, being the devices used to perpetrate the crime, to the Federal Authorities.

The costs in opposition to the convict learn:

“That you simply, Ademola Adebukola, someday in 2018, at Ilorin, inside the Judicial Division of the Kwara State Excessive Courtroom whereas appearing as Blackmore G. Scott a.ok.a Holy Ghost with e-mail deal with holyghost643@gmail.com did try and cheat one Sherri Reed by fraudulently inducing her to ship the sum of $3,500 (Three Thousand, 5 Hundred United States {Dollars}) to you below the guise of being in a romantic relationship together with her and in want of cash to clear items on the Seaport and thereby dedicated an offence opposite to Part 320 of the Penal Code and punishable below Part 322 of the Penal Code”

The second depend reads: “That you simply, Ademola Adebukola, someday in July 2020, at Ilorin, inside the Judicial Division of the Kwara State Excessive Courtroom whereas appearing as David Frenchman with e-mail deal with msccruiseworld@gmail.com did try and cheat by impersonation, once you offered your self to 1 Wanda Smith of wsmith1166@yahoo.com as being a Caucasian male in a romantic relationship together with her, a illustration you knew to be false and thereby dedicated an offence opposite to Part 95 of the Penal Code and punishable below Part 324 of the identical Penal Code. ”

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“Assembly You On Fb Wasn’t A Mistake

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Junior Pope and spouse, Jennifer

Nollywood actor, Actor Junior Pope took to Instagram to have fun his spouse, Jennifer, and the mom of his three sons as she turns a 12 months older.

In a publish shared on his IG web page, Pope revealed he met his spouse on Fb.

It reads;

”Pleased Birthday To My Spouse My Life ….

The place Do I Begin My Epistle,How Do I Finish It ……. I Love You Simply The Approach You Are……..

Wishing You Gods Most Secret Blessings Meant For Solely His Angels…….Assembly You On Fb Wasn’t A Mistake, It Was And Is A Blessing………

    ………….. The Mom Of My Kings,Pleased Birthday”


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Medical practitioner requires insured insurance policies to guard well being staff

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A medical practitioner, Dr Vetty Agala, has urged the federal government in any respect ranges to give you insurance policies that can make sure the lives of well being staff, who each day expose themselves to risks whereas making an attempt to avoid wasting lives.

Agala, the President of Medical Girls Affiliation of Nigeria (MWAN), Rivers chapter, made the decision in an interview with the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja.

She stated that bettering the welfare of well being staff must be a necessity “whereas COVID-19 inducement allowance also needs to be made accessible to all well being staff as a method of appreciating their sacrifices.’’

Based on her, there must be satisfactory provisions for Private Protecting Tools (PPE) and steady coaching and retraining to enhance the employees’ expertise.

She, nevertheless, stated that the federal and state authorities may do extra to spice up the human assets within the well being sector, saying “authorities is doing one thing however extra needs to be completed.

“Investing in fixing a number of the challenges of well being staff will add to strengthening the well being system as we journey towards Common Well being Protection.’’

As well as, she urged the federal government to make the working surroundings conducive for well being staff by offering them with the mandatory infrastructure and gear to work with.

She stated “PPE have to be made accessible presently of COVID-19 and higher welfare package deal for well being staff.

“Additionally, investing in monitoring, supervision, and utilizing accessible knowledge to tell high quality and well timed choices is essential.

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“We have to put money into analysis too to enhance our outcomes usually.”

Agala, nevertheless, recommended the World Well being Organisation (WHO) for designating 2021 as Worldwide Yr of Healthcare Staff at its resumed 73rd version of the World Well being Meeting (WHA).

“WHO has recognised the dedication and sacrifices of the hundreds of thousands of well being staff on the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic and declared 2021 to give attention to proffering options to the challenges plaguing the drive.

“WHO urges all member states, worldwide financing establishments, world well being initiatives and companions to put money into well being workforce readiness, training and studying to handle the COVID-19 pandemic, preserve well being companies and put together for a vaccine.”

She added that the declaration by WHA was notably important to well being staff in Nigeria “due to the exodus of human assets.

“It’s time for Nigeria to take critically the declaration by the WHA and make investments extra in well being for us to proceed to take care of high quality well being companies in the course of the pandemic.’’

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