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Ayinke House to cater for Nigeria’s Gynaecological problems — HOD 

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Lagos, April. 28, 2019 Dr Niyi Adewumi, Head of Maternal and Child Care, Ayinke House, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) on Monday said that the newly inaugurated facility had been well equipped to cater for any Gynaecological problems in the country.

Adewumi said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on the readiness of the world-class maternal health facility recently inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari.

NNN reports that the reconstructed maternal healthcare facility, popularly known as Ayinke House, located within the premises of (LASUTH) in Ikeja was unveiled on April 24.

Ayinke House is now reputably Nigeria’s biggest Maternity Hospital after it was upgraded from an 80-bed facility to a 170-bed furnished with state-of-the-art medical equipment.

The name Ayinke was derived from the donor of the hospital, a businessman and philanthropist, Sir Mobolaji Bank-Anthony, who donated it in the name of his mother Ayinke about 25 years ago.

Ayinke House now boasts of first-class childbirth and maternal care centre in the health sector of Nigeria.

The facility is equipped with 16-bed emergency care units with 3 organ support facilities, 30 bed special baby care units, five neo-natal intensive care units.

It also has a fully equipped laboratory with support services, laboratories and a blood bank.

Echoing what the hospital has to offer the healthcare sector, Adewumi said it would provide world-class maternal care services to residents of Lagos State and Nigerians in general.

“As we gave witness, Ayinke House has been turned to a world-class hospital with state-of-the-art facilities to take care of women in Lagos and outside Lagos.

“It will take care of our women before, during and after child delivery and of course, it will take care of the gynaecological problems from virginal fistula to other complications.

“We also have facilities to take care of acute emergencies and those who need ventilators. The hospital has 60-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to take care of emergencies.

“We can now take care of complications during pregnancy with our intensive care facilities and a blood bank and a well-equipped Haematology Department and other support staff,’’ he said.

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2nd LD Writethru: ECB expands pandemic purchase program by 600 bln euros

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The horizon for net purchases under the PEPP will be extended to at least the end of June 2021, the ECB said in a statement after its monetary policy meeting. Previously the program was expected to last till the end of this year.

“In any case, the Governing Council will conduct net asset purchases under the PEPP until it judges that the coronavirus crisis phase is over,” the central bank noted.

The maturing principal payments from securities purchased under the program will be reinvested until at least the end of 2022, it added.

Euro area key interest rates were kept unchanged. The eurozone base interest rate will remain at 0.00 percent, with the marginal lending rate and deposit rate remaining at 0.25 percent and minus 0.50 percent, respectively, according to the statement.

The PEPP, announced on March 18, has been the centerpiece of a series of measures taken by the ECB to mitigate the economic shock caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

ECB President Christine Lagarde said in the press conference that the decision to expand and extend the program was made given the worsened inflation outlook and the significantly tighter financial conditions in the euro area as a whole.

It was a “unanimous view” in the Governing Council that action had to be taken, Lagarde said. She added that there was a broad consensus that 600 billion euros should “bring us over time significantly closer to a pre-COVID inflation path” while allowing the central bank to monitor how some key developments unfold in the coming months.

UNPRECEDENTED CONTRACTION”

In an analysis of the macro-economy, Lagarde said the euro area economy is experiencing an “unprecedented contraction”.

Although there are some signs of bottoming out with the easing of containment measures, the improvement has so far been tepid compared with the pace at which indicators plummeted in the previous months, Lagarde said.

The latest ECB staff projections, unveiled on Thursday, showed that the euro area annual real gross domestic product (GDP), in the baseline scenario, is expected to fall by 8.7 percent in 2020 and to rebound by 5.2 percent in 2021 and by 3.3 percent in 2022. The 2020 forecast was revised substantially downward by 9.5 percentage points from the March version.

This means even by the end of the projection horizon, real GDP would stand around 4 percent lower than the March 2020 staff projections, according to the ECB calculation.

Headline inflation in the baseline scenario is expected to be 0.3 percent in 2020, 0.8 percent in 2021 and 1.3 percent in 2022, all considerably lower than previous projections.

Lagarde said recent surveys and incoming data pointed to a further significant contraction of real GDP in the second quarter, but economic activity is expected to rebound in the third quarter, although the overall speed and scale of the rebound remains highly uncertain.

Meanwhile, the Eurostat‘s flash estimate suggested that euro area annual headline inflation fell from 0.3 percent in April to 0.1 percent in May. Lagarde said inflation is likely to decline somewhat further over the coming months and to remain subdued until the end of the year.

A GOOD SOLUTION”

At Thursday’s press conference, attention has also been centered around the recent German court ruling on the ECB‘s public sector purchase program. Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court ruled in early May that the massive program is partially unconstitutional.

Lagarde reiterated that the ECB is under the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice, which already ruled in 2018 that the program is in line with the ECB mandate.

The ECB is confident that “a good solution will be found” that does not compromise the independence of the ECB or the primacy of European law, Lagarde said.

She noted that the central bank has always reviewed the effectiveness, efficiency and cost benefits of its policy decisions.

Immediately following the announcement of the new ECB stimulus, which exceeded the market expectation of 500 billion euros, the euro surged to a multi-month high of above 1.13 against the U.S. dollar.

Marcel Fratzscher, president of Berlin-based German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) said the decision to expand PEPP is a signal for the continuation of the ECB‘s monetary policy stance, despite the recent German court ruling.

Fratzscher said the the ECB assumes that the euro zone will not reach its pre-crisis level again in two to three years, and also sees a significant risk of deflation. The ECB has no choice but to continue to pursue its accommodative monetary policy, he commented.

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NAN Fact Check: Is Red Oil cure for Corona Virus? NO!

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CLAIM: Recently, a viral message on WhatsApp claimed that a simple solution to the Coronavirus has been revealed and that it has been confirmed and tested that Palm oil could stop the spread of the virus.  The message was also alleged to have been signed at the bottom by the World Health Organisation.

World Health Organisation

World Health Organisation

VERDICT: FALSE. No evidence, research papers or discoveries, not even advice from the quoted WHO agrees with the claim.

FULL TEXT of the WhatsApp message

SIMPLE SOLUTION TO CORONA VIRUS REVEALED.

SIMPLE SOLUTION TO CORONA VIRUS REVEALED.

SIMPLE SOLUTION TO CORONA VIRUS REVEALED.

God is wonderful, as deadly as Corona Virus is, it has been confirmed and tested that Palm oil can stop the spread of the virus.

God is wonderful, as deadly as Corona Virus is, it has been confirmed and tested that Palm oil can stop the spread of the virus.

God is wonderful, as deadly as Corona Virus is, it has been confirmed and tested that Palm oil can stop the spread of the virus.

Experts have advised, we drink two spoonful of palm oil every morning to avoid the continuous spread of the virus.

Experts have advised, we drink two spoonful of palm oil every morning to avoid the continuous spread of the virus.

Experts have advised, we drink two spoonful of palm oil every morning to avoid the continuous spread of the virus.

Plz help share and spread this important message urgently to your families, friends and love ones.

Plz help share and spread this important message urgently to your families, friends and love ones.

Plz help share and spread this important message urgently to your families, friends and love ones.

Your message can save millions of lives.

Your message can save millions of lives.

Your message can save millions of lives.

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

As the world grapples with the havoc wreaked by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, so many unverified items of health information are flying around.

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness with no known cure or vaccine and remains a threat to humanity, as such, information on how best to combat it, prevent and curb its spread is a top priority for many nations.

The confusion that followed the pandemic and the quest for urgent solution have also made even experts give out information which they later discovered to be inaccurate.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is not left out on this: WHO is a specialised agency of the United Nations (UN) responsible for international public health. It advocates for universal healthcare, sets international health standards and guidelines, and collects data on global health issues.

WHO also shared some information on the new coronavirus which it later changed.

In a tweet shared on January 14, the WHO stated that Chinese authorities had found no clear evidence of coronavirus human-human transmission, although it has since reversed its submission on this statement, saying  COVID-19 can indeed spread from human to human.

tweet

reversed

This goes to show that everybody should be very careful and not rush into giving out information.

HOW DOES CORONAVIRUS WORK? People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus as the disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person.

VERIFICATION: The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) did a search including visiting the quoted WHO’s website and found no advice on using palm oil to cure covid-19.

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The WHO website rather gave the following advice as protection measures for everyone while stressing that there is no cure or vaccine for covid-19.

“Reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by regular cleaning of hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

“Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing and avoid touching of eyes, nose and mouth.

“If you have a fever, cough and difficulty in breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance and, if possible, avoid traveling to places, especially if you are an older person or have diabetes, heart or lung disease.”

Also, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has, in its twitter handle, severally warned the public against fake information.

twitter

The tweet reads: Beware of unverified messages on social media!

These DO NOT protect against #COVID19:

*Consuming hot lemon, palm oil, ginger or garlic

*Gargling with salt water

*Drinking or spraying dettol on your body

#TakeResponsibility

#WashYourHands

CONCLUSION: Palm Oil does not cure the coronavirus, no evidence, research papers or discoveries, not even advice from the quoted WHO, agree with the claim.

Another important message to the public is that the virus that causes #COVID19 is mostly spread when people travel, meet physically or visit public places.

Coronavirus does not move by itself, it only spreads when you move around, so if we stop moving, it stops spreading.

Please #stay at home to #stay safe.

The responsibility to mitigate the spread of this virus lies with you and I.

#TakeResponsibility

#StayHomeSaveLives (NAN)

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Is Red Oil cure for Corona Virus? NO!

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CLAIM: Recently, a viral message on WhatsApp claimed that a simple solution to the Coronavirus has been revealed and that it has been confirmed and tested that Palm oil could stop the spread of the virus.  The message was also alleged to have been signed at the bottom by the World Health Organisation.


VERDICT: FALSE. No evidence, research papers or discoveries, not even advice from the quoted WHO agrees with the claim.

FULL TEXT of the WhatsApp message

SIMPLE SOLUTION TO CORONA VIRUS REVEALED.

God is wonderful, as deadly as Corona Virus is, it has been confirmed and tested that Palm oil can stop the spread of the virus.

Experts have advised, we drink two spoonful of palm oil every morning to avoid the continuous spread of the virus.

Plz help share and spread this important message urgently to your families, friends and love ones.

Your message can save millions of lives.

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

As the world grapples with the havoc wreaked by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, so many unverified items of health information are flying around.

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness with no known cure or vaccine and remains a threat to humanity, as such, information on how best to combat it, prevent and curb its spread is a top priority for many nations.

The confusion that followed the pandemic and the quest for urgent solution have also made even experts give out information which they later discovered to be inaccurate.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is not left out on this: WHO is a specialised agency of the United Nations (UN) responsible for international public health. It advocates for universal healthcare, sets international health standards and guidelines, and collects data on global health issues.

WHO also shared some information on the new coronavirus which it later changed.

In a tweet shared on January 14, the WHO stated that Chinese authorities had found no clear evidence of coronavirus human-human transmission, although it has since reversed its submission on this statement, saying  COVID-19 can indeed spread from human to human.

This goes to show that everybody should be very careful and not rush into giving out information.

HOW DOES CORONAVIRUS WORK? People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus as the disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person.

VERIFICATION: The News Agency of Nigeria did a search including visiting the quoted WHO’s website and found no advice on using palm oil to cure covid-19.

The WHO website rather gave the following advice as protection measures for everyone while stressing that there is no cure or vaccine for covid-19.

“Reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by regular cleaning of hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

“Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing and avoid touching of eyes, nose and mouth.

“If you have a fever, cough and difficulty in breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance and, if possible, avoid traveling to places, especially if you are an older person or have diabetes, heart or lung disease.”

Also, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has, in its twitter handle, severally warned the public against fake information.

The tweet reads: Beware of unverified messages on social media!

These DO NOT protect against #COVID19:

*Consuming hot lemon, palm oil, ginger or garlic

*Gargling with salt water

*Drinking or spraying dettol on your body

#TakeResponsibility

#WashYourHands

CONCLUSION: Palm Oil does not cure the coronavirus, no evidence, research papers or discoveries, not even advice from the quoted WHO, agree with the claim.

Another important message to the public is that the virus that causes #COVID19 is mostly spread when people travel, meet physically or visit public places.

Coronavirus does not move by itself, it only spreads when you move around, so if we stop moving, it stops spreading.

Please #stay at home to #stay safe.

The responsibility to mitigate the spread of this virus lies with you and I.

#TakeResponsibility

#StayHomeSaveLives

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Lagos records COVID-19 death at Ayinke House, LASUTH- Investigation

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“A case of puerperal sepsis with a high index of suspicion of Covid-19 was admitted on Wednesday.

“LASUTH management was notified on Thursday about the suspicion.

“The normal protocol for testing was activated and the test was carried out. The patient eventually died this morning and the test came out positive.

“The corpse is awaiting evacuation to Yaba. The emergency unit where she was managed will be fumigated immediately and shut down for 48 hours.

“All the doctors and nurses as well as other health workers who came in contact with the patient are being audited regarding the practice of universal precautions.

“The news from HOD OB & Gyn is that it was unlikely any of them did not practice universal precautions since there was a high level of suspicion.

“In case we find any staff who came in contact without precautions, such staff will self isolate and be tested in five days time.

“The Honourable Commissioner for Health has been briefed about the development and is in total agreement with all the steps that we are taking.”

However, a call placed to the chief medical director by NAN was not answered.

Fabamwo, when contacted, responded to the SMS sent by NAN to get further details about the situation at the hospital.

He said: “You will need to be a bit patient for the Honourable Commissioners briefing.

“He will give information about the patient,” Fabamwo said.

Edited By: Olagoke Olatoye
(NAN)

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