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Medical Consultant Decries Increasing Psychiatric Cases in Kebbi

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  • From Haruna Aliyu Usman,Birnin Kebbi

  • The acting head of Psychiatric unit, Federal Medical Center Birnin Kebbi, Doctor  Bioku Ayodeji Abbass has said that the number of psychiatric patients to the unit was on the increase in recent times disclosing that his doctors have attended to at least 400 patients with mental disabilities at Zauro hospital, Birnin Kebbi local government area of the state.

  • Doctor Abbas who spoke exclusively to DAILY ASSET in his office identified three major causes of psychiatric illness to include mental instability, biological, phycological and social factors.
  • According to him some psychiatric cases evolved from hereditary factors, explaining that it was a condition transfered from grandparents to children and then to grand children.
  • He however, added there could be a genetic skip which means a child or grand child may not be affected even if the grand parents had psychiatric illness.

  • On the social causes of psychiatric ill health, Doctor Abbass  said poverty, lost of loved ones, change of job or environment may compel one to become a psychiatric patient. Such situations, he said could lead to depression and then to mental instability those.
  • Such conditions, he said could be cured if the patients visited the hospitals and were taking the free drugs that were in constant supply at the designated centers.
    At the federal medical center Birnin Kebbi, D Abbass disclosed that every week he attended to at least 20 psychiatric patients at the clinic. He decried the prevalence of psychiatric cases in Kebbi, which he attributed to lack of awareness and primitive beliefs.
  • He regretted that even the educated elites believed in superstition that evil spirits were at the root cause of mental instability, adding that such beliefs were in conflict with medical profession and standards.
  • He urged parents whose children were affected to use the opportunity to access the free drugs at the designated centres. He specifically advised parents of drug addicts to bring such persons forward for medical attention.
    The medical behavioral chief further said that people who refused to  talk to others or those who exceed ego boundary exhibit psychosis and if left unattended to could push them to commit suicide, because “everything is normal to them and is the reason they can walk naked, therefore, those class of persons must be closely monitored to avert the danger of loosing them to mental disorder,” he stressed.

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Medical Workers Raise Concern over Lack of Access to Quality Healthcare in Nigeria 

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By Laide Akinboade 

 National President of the Medical and Health Workers Union, MHWUN, Biobelemoye Josiah, said it was imperative for the Federal Government to do more in Nigeria’s health sector to enable Nigerians to have access to quality health care services.

Expressing concern over the parlous state of the nation’s hospitals, Josiah noted that the union would soon commission a five-star ultra-modern specialist hospital in the country to show example to the government and appropriate authorities in how to run hospitals.

Josiah spoke in Ado-Ekiti during a leadership skill and innovation training organized for young members of the Union in Southwest Zone.

Speaking on the theme ‘Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating A world For All Ages’, the union boss, who was represented by the Vice Chairman, Mr Adebisi Olufemi said the programme was organised to expose the youths to contemporary ways to lead the future generations.

According to him,  “Our union is among the few that have profound respect for youths and we have encouraged our youths to participate in local and international programmes.

“It is important to note that elders have laid a good foundation for our union, we must ensure that we develop our youths to build on this solid foundation.

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“If you look at the health sector it is not encouraging, our concern is the future of our young ones, if the government can not fix our health system we wonder what will be the fate of our coming generations.

“We must be sincere, the Federal government is not doing badly in terms of workers’ welfare but the unfortunate thing is the attitude of some Governors.

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Yobe Establishes 4 Specialists, 8 General Hospitals – Official

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Yobe government says it has establishdd four specialists and eight general hospitals to enhance delivery of quality healthcare services at the grassroots.

The Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Lawan Gana stated this at a news conference on Tuesday in Damaturu.

He said four general hospitals had been upgraded to specialist facilities in Buni Yadi, Postiskum, Gashua and Geidam while Machina, Yusufari and Jaji Maji healthcare centres upgraded to general hospitals.

Others were Babbangida, Bara, Buni-Gari, Yunusari and Asibitin Malam Baba, Nguru.

Gana disclosed that a Special Baby Care unit had been set up at Specialist Hispital, Gashua, while 20-bed capacity isolation centres established at Potiskum, Gashua and Yunusari Specialist Hospitals.

The commissioner said the state government also upgraded the Emergency Paediatric Unit and Trauma Centre at Specialist Hospital, Damaturu as well as provision of modern equipment at general hospital Damagum, Buni Yadi, Gashua, Potiskum, among others.

He commended Gov. Mai Mala Buni for his commitment towards transforming healthcare services in the state. (NAN)

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PCN Destroy Drugs Worth over N100m

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By Yagana Ali, Yola.

The Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria (PCN) has destroyed illicit and expired drugs worth over 100 million Naira in Adamawa state.

The PCN Adamawa State Chairman Ibrahim Talba, while briefing newsmen, said the drugs were seized from stands across the state as part of the organization’s efforts to rid the state of expired and fake drugs.

“Members of the public should always check the expiration date on any medicine they are buying,” he advised.

Taliba also urged owners of pharmacies and patent medicine stores to stop displaying expired drugs on their stands.

The Deputy Speaker of Adamawa State House of Assembly, Hon. Pwamakino Mankendo, who represented the Speaker, Iya Abbas, supervised the destruction at kwanna ware, a suburb in Yola, the state capital.

The speaker commended the Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria, for not allowing these expired drugs to get back to the market, particularly in the rural areas.

He noted that “if these drugs get to the end users it will not only destroy the health of our people.”

Adamawa state National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Commander, Femi Agbolu who also spoke at the event said the drugs would be abused with concomitant adverse if allowed into society.

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