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A Female Nurse In Zamfara Hospital Slumps And Dies On Duty



Asmau Lawali Bungudu

A staff Nurse Asmau Lawali Bungudu, working with Ahmed Sani Yariman Bakura specialist Hospital, Gusau in Zamfara State have slumped and died while on duty at the hospital.

Late Asma’u Bungudu was said to be hale and hearty when she reported to duty in the early hours of Wednesday, but was pronounced dead few hours after resuming for work.

The hospital Public Relations Officer Auwal Usman, confirmed the incident, saying Nurse Asmau was at her duty post (NHIS Clinic) and had checked the blood pressure of about 30 patients today before she complained about a cardiac issue to a doctor.

According him, late staff nurse Asma’u after she complained,  immediately slumped and doctors rushed to save her but died instantly.

“The medical Doctors attempted to save her life but they couldn’t as she died instantly” PRO said


The PRO disclosed that Management team of the Hospital led by the Medical Director,  Dr Usman Muhammad Shanawa have handed over the corpse to the relatives of the deceased nurse.

A family member of the late Asma’u confirmed that Asmau left home hale and hearty this morning and went to the hospital where she works as a nurse.

“Her funeral prayer will be observed today by 5:00PM at Malan Abdurrahaman House, Magama Area, Bungudu.” the relative added.

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NAFDAC Raises Alarm On Four Indian Killer Drugs



The Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, has alerted the public on the contaminated paediatric syrups in circulation in Gambia,she recalled that,”On 5th of October 2022, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a global alert for over four (4) cough syrups – warning they could be linked to acute kidney injuries and the children’s deaths in July, August, and September in The Gambia.”

She said: “Interviews conducted on bereaved parents in The Gambia by health authorities and law enforcement agencies revealed how their children are not able to pass urine after being given the syrups. As their condition worsened, efforts to save their lives were fruitless which resulted in the death of over 66 children. This is a worrisome development which once again beams a searchlight on the essence of effective regulation and control of medical products.

“As a member of the WHO Programme on International Drug Monitoring and following our active participation in the WHO member state mechanism on substandard and falsified medical products, NAFDAC is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that these products do not cause harm to our people. As part of our regulatory controls, NAFDAC has issued an alert to the public on Public Alert No. 039/2022 – Alert on Substandard (contaminated) paediatric cough syrups circulating in the Gambia. This alert has been widely circulated on our website and all social media handles and sent to all healthcare providers on our database as well as professional bodies and associations in the medicine supply chain.

“The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is using these mediums to further notify healthcare providers and awaken the consciousness of the public on these four substandard products, identified in The Gambia and reported to WHO in September 2022.

The four products are Promethazine Oral Solution, Kofexmalin Baby Cough Syrup, Makoff Baby Cough Syrup and Magrip N Cold Syrup.

“According to the WHO report, laboratory analysis of samples of the four products confirms that they contain unacceptable amounts of diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol as contaminants.

“Diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol are restricted chemicals which are toxic to humans when consumed and can prove fatal. These chemicals are closely related in chemical structure to propylene glycol which is the right vehicle for use in the manufacture of paediatric syrups.

” Poor quality control might led to non-detection of these dangerous by products and hence the fatality we have on our hands in the Gambia.

“The notable examples of drug quality problems resulting to serious public consequences and highlighting the significance of NAFDAC include: the disaster of poorly compounded Chloroquine syrup at UNTH Enugu in 1990, Paracetamol syrup disaster at UCH Ibadan and JUTH in 1990, fake meningitis vaccine circulating in Northern Nigeria in 1996, reported cases of contaminated infusions in circulation in 2002, and the “My Pikin” saga in 2008 that was a result of negligence in manufacturing, resulting in poorly formulated Paracetamol syrup. Under my watch as Director-General (NAFDAC), we are working assiduously to ensure this does not happen again in our dear country.

“It is pertinent to note that toxic effects of this contamination in cough syrup include abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, inability to pass urine, headache, altered mental state, and acute kidney injury which may lead to death.

“The stated manufacturer of these products is Maiden Pharmaceuticals Limited (Haryana, India). To date, the stated manufacturer has not provided guarantees to WHO on the safety and quality of these products.

According to WHO, the four cold and cough syrups in question have been potentially linked with acute kidney injuries and 66 deaths among children in Gambia.”

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10th OCTOBER of every year is, WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY.

2022 THEME is,

Is a day used for raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health.

It also provides opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.
One in every eight person has mental health issues.

Mental health care needs deep commitments, engagements and investments from Governments, Communities, Individuals and all Stakeholders in all Sectors.
Sufferers should be able to access, afford quality services and supports at all time.

We must stop Stigmatisation and discrimination so that more people suffering from mental health can come out to seek for help.

Mental health is bedevilled with lack of funding expecially in developing or low income countries such as Nigeria.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, more crisis was created in the mental health sector due to abandonment, this led to stress. Anxiety and depressive disorders rose to about 25% during the 1st year of COVID-19 pandemic due to treatment disruptions.

The Social and Economic Inequalities, Long unending Conflicts, Violence And Public health Emergencies, led to about 84 Million people worldwide being forcibly displaced. The result is more people being anxious, depressed and confused about basic needs such as Shelter, Food and Clothing etc.
Please be your brothers keeper by lending a shoulder to someone going through one form of life issues.

Congratulations to those who have been able to fight and survive depression and other Related mental health problems all over the world. You are the Heroes of Today.


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Pregnant Woman Helped By A Nurse, Delivers In A Bush Path



A pregnant woman has been  helped to deliver a baby at a bush path in Ijesa Isu Ekiti, in Ikole LG, Ekiti State by a Nurse.

Report has it that, the pregnant woman fell into labour and could no longer make to  hospital as non was nearby.

Her cry attracted the nurse was around the area, who quickly  delivered her off the baby  successfully.

The Mother and baby are in good condition.

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