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Some Safety Tips To Forestall Bathroom Accidents



According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 235,000 people in the United States — over the age of 15 — visit emergency rooms every year due to injuries suffered in the bathroom.

Sadly, Murphy Afolabi, the Nollywood actor, recently died after slumping in the bathroom.

In this article, practical tips on how to reduce the risk of bathroom accidents and create a safe environment will be discussed.

  • Introduce a non-slip surface in the bathroom

Most of the falls and accidents that happen in the bathroom are caused by slippery surfaces.

So the use of non-slip surfaces in the bathroom will reduce the risk of slips and falls as they provide traction and grip.

Remove those slippery rugs and carpets since they have been proven to be a common cause of fall injuries in the bathroom.

Replace them with non-slip surfaces like non-slip mats and decals. They are inexpensive and can be gotten easily.

However, even with the use of non-slip surfaces, it is important to always exercise caution and keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t loosen and create a tripping hazard.

  • Install grab bars

Bathroom designs with grab bars may reduce the frequency of fall-related injuries in the bathroom.

Grab bars are a great way to provide stability and support while bathing. Also, it is an essential tool that provides support for recovery from unexpected balance loss and falls.

A study  has shown a recovery of balance 75.8% more often for participants who used a grab bar than those without.

Place grab bars near the toilet, bathtub, and shower.

However, while installing your grab bars it is important to ensure that they are securely screwed on a stud or reinforced wall to prevent it from detaching.

  • Improve accessibility

Ensure that the most used items including towels, soaps, and shampoo in the bathroom and toilet are within easy reach and at eye level.

Places where there is a limited danger of slip and fall when trying to reach out for the items. This tip is particularly significant to the shower area and bathtub.

  • Improve visibility

Changes in the lighting of the bathroom and toilet can make a huge difference.

Installing adequate lighting in the bathroom is essential to prevent accidents. So use bright light bulbs to ensure that the bathroom and toilet are well-lit, especially during the night.

For extra caution, a proper lighting system can be created through the walkway right from the room to the bathroom.

  • Keep the bathroom/toilet organized, clean, and dry

Bathroom safety can further be enhanced by making it organized and free of clutter.

Remove all items that can be tripped upon and avoid placing items such as trash cans, scales, and toilet brushes in the walk areas of the bathroom where they could cause a fall.

Also, wet floors can be slippery and increase the risk of falls.

So whenever you use the bathroom or toilet make sure to leave it clean and dry.

To avoid accidents, wipe any water spills or splashes immediately. A shower curtain can also be used to prevent water from the shower area get into other areas of the bathroom.

  • Raising the toilet seat

This tip is significant if you are suffering from limited mobility or always find it hard to sit or stand from the toilet seat.

Installing a toilet seat raiser can make things easier when using the toilet and also prevent the risk of slip, fall, and other bathroom injuries.

  • Take your time

Do not ever rush while stepping in or out of the shower or bathtub!!!

Rushing around is one of the major causes of bathroom accidents, as you’re not thinking about any potential hazards your bathroom has.

Always carefully step in or out of the shower and hold the grab bars if you need support.

Taking caution and careful steps will reduce the risk of slipping or falling.

Nelly Agwu is an educationist, a journalist, a Blogger, graduate of History. Very dynamic and a realist. A mouthpiece of the oppressed. Easy going and a Philanthropist.

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From A Visionary Child To Becoming The First Appointed Minister Of Health For Birland, Africa’s 55th Nation: The Journey Of His Excellency Dr. Mayukh Pandit



His Excellency Dr. Mayukh Pandit

His Excellency Dr Mayukh Pandit Since from the childhood, has always wanted to do something good for mankind, expecially those people who are in any form of crisis. At the age of just 13 he decided to become that Researcher who will find permanent cure of the incurables and save millions of lives. He also dreamt to build the free Cancer hospital for all those soul who needs treatment for their permanent cure, but not just to sustain their lives so that everyone could walk home from my hospital and spend the rest of their lives happily and prosperously with their loved ones.

This dream came into reality at the age of 20 with an excruciating and deliberating disorder which needed a permanent cure in history of mankind. On October 2017, during his studies and research on Neurovascular Compression Syndromes he came out with permanent cure. Dr Pandit first research article on this discovery was published in 2019 and it fetched him India’s Youngest Research Award from Institute of Scholars. He was also awarded with Asia’s Best Researcher in Anatomy for his contribution over 20 international and national research publications along with Peer-Review over 170 research articles serving as Editorial Board Member in more than 40 International and National Journals.

He was also recipient of India’s Most Eminent Researcher Award from Indian Medical Association JDN at ICMR-RMRC Bhubaneswar.
Dr. Pandit had served Africa immensely and he also joined Nyarkotey University College of Holistic Medicine and Technology in Ghana as Lecturer and Head of Department of Medical Anatomy for years. He taught several students and motivated them to become the Africa’s greatest physicians and Researchers.

He voluntarily contributed immensely to the University by authoring four learning materials and was part of the history created by NUCHMT as Africa’s first Accredited holistic medical University. Dr Pandit is still serving voluntarily till this date for his University in Ghana.

Dr Pandit is a Doctor, Humanitarian worker, Lecturer, Board Certified
Researcher in Anatomy, Chief medical scientist of R&D Unit at PR MEDICATION Pvt Ltd, Author and recognized spokesperson and most invited Guest Speaker across the globe.


On February 2023, His Excellency Dr Mayukh Pandit took oath as Minister of Health for the State of Birland and got appointed by Honorable Prime Minister. Prime minister HRM Queen Eden Trinidad is the first Prime Minister of Birland and is running World’s first emerging humanitarian country. The State of Birland also viewed as emerging Dubai of Africa. Her Royal Majesty, Dr Queen Eden Soriano Trinidad is an iconic figure whose humane disposition has touched many lives across the globe through her humanitarian efforts for mankind.

HRM Queen Eden Soriano of Trinidad. 

His Excellency Dr. Pandit upon his first few days of appointment made healthcare freely feasible and accessible to everyone as he mentions that healthcare is the basic right which every citizen’s must hold upon and that it must be made free and accessible. He achieved this first initiative with support of most renowned physicians and healthcare workers across the globe who are serving 24 / 7 for welfare and wellbeing of their citizens.

Dr. Pandit would individually like to thank his Chief Adviser Dr. Utshab Bhattacharya, Directorate of Birland Health Services Dr. Arkava Goswami, Senior Adviser Dr. Patrick, Royal Physicians such as Dr. Yaseer, Dr. Hassan, Dr. Ruhul, Dr. Chella and Directorate of Pharmaceutics Tanmay Acharjee & Amitabh Mandal and the entire medical fraternity of Birland for their immense contribution in making it a success. His Excellency also send his gratitude for the true support and guidance he received from Honorable President King Emir who have prioritized the mental well-being of the citizen of Birland. With true guidance of Honorable President and Prime Minister, Department of Mental Health also have been inaugurated recently by Ministry of Health which provides free counseling online 24/7 by certified Psychologist Dilasa Chowdhury from India.
His Excellency Dr. Pandit is working hard on making Birland as exemplary nation across globe from under-developing state to the most
developed nation in the field of healthcare.

Dr. Pandit along with true support of Honorable Prime Minister have planned to propose to United Nations for support in funding for Medical Research Centers to develop vaccines and drugs which will eradicate several disease and solve real world problem.

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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.

Nigerian Tribune

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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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