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Firemen rescue 60-year-old man trapped in well in Kano

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The Kano State Fire Service has rescued a 60-year old man, Adamu Manjo, trapped in a well at Dandishe Quarters in Dala Local Government Area of the state.

Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the service, stated  this in a statement  he signed and released  to newsmen on Monday in Kano.

Abdullahi explained in the statement that the incident happened on Monday morning.

“We received a distress call from one Zakari Abdulkadir at about 10:02 a.m., and immediately; we  sent our rescue team to the scene at about 10:11a.m,.” he said.

He said that Manjo was  hired  by one Abubakar Shehu-Musa to dig out sand for him but he got trapped in the well.

Abdullahi added that the victim was brought out from the well alive and had  been handed over to  Alhaji Abubakar Shehu-Musa of Dandishe Quarters. (NAN)

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World Sight Day 2021: North Risks Outnumbering South in Vision Impairment Cases – REPORT

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In 2020, some health researchers Investigative Opthalmology and Visual Science say, there is a high prevalence of blindness and severe visual impairment among those above 40 years in Nigeria.

According to them, the tendencies to get high number of patients of vision impairment in Northern Nigeria will escalate and supercede the number of cases in the South as a result of extreme poverty in the region.

Some findings also revealed that, the North’s vision impairment cases is more common among old aged persons, women and children – and is often caused by poor literacy.

In 2020, a Nigerian medical expert, Dr Abia Nzelu says, every five seconds one person in the world goes blind even as she said that over 1 million blind adults live in Nigeria.

He says, a child goes blind every minute and that 4 out of 5 blind people are needlessly blind in developing countries like Nigeria, said these things happen because most people do not seek preventive eye care.

In Kano this year, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has ordered an immediate response against the disease through conducting a Free Eye Health Outreach Program to 14,000 residents at different healthcare facilities to mark 2021 World Sight Day.

The state’s commissioner of health, Dr Aminu Tsanyawa who made this known during a press conference on Thursday says, considering the prevalence of the disease in the state, Ganduje has also institutionalized Primary Eye Care into PHC system through signing MoU with relevant facilities in the state.

According to Dr Tsanyawa, Kano state government’s effort will assiduously help in curing the already confirmed cases of vision impairment in the state, “which will change the narrative of experts’ research on the North.”

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Group Calls for Protest in Kano Over ‘Alleged’ Marginalization to Indigenous Staffers at Dala Orthopedic Hospital

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A non-governmental organization, Society for Educational Development and Socio-Democratic Activities (SEDSAC) on Friday expresses dismay over the alleged marginalization to indigenous staffers promotion at Dala Orthopedic Hospital, Kano.

 

The group says, Kano as the host of the institution, its citizens “must” be given proper consideration for recruitment and promotion of the existing employees, not stacking them always at the backward positions.

 

In a statement issued to PRIME TIME NEWS on Friday and signed by the Executive Director SEDSAC, Comrade Umar Hamisu Kofar Na’isa says, such act will not be accepted by SEDSAC, adding that they will call on the management as well as government to desist from promoting this culture of injustice to other staffers.

 

“We want to also call the attention of Kano citizens of Kano to hold a grand protests in the hospital premises to express to the world the extant of marginalization to the indigenous staffers in the hospital.”

 

The organization however threatened that they will no longer allow such to continue to happening in the facility, others showing tribal differences despite being a Federal Government Owned Hospital.

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STRIKE: Resident Doctors Give FG 72-hour Ultimatum to Pay Salary Arrears

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The Federal Government has been given a 72-hour ultimatum by the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors to pay its members being owed Medical Residency Training Fund and salary arrears.

 

 

The Resident Doctors also urged the government withdraw the lawsuit filed against doctors before the National Industrial Court in the interest of peace.

 

The NARD in a communiqué issued at the end of its 41st Annual General Meeting held in Bauchi State on Saturday, jointly signed by its President, Dr Okhuaihesuyi Uyilawa, and the Secretary General, Jerry Isogun, expressed concern at the Federal Government’s continued failure to agree to their demands.

 

 

The resident doctors notet their determination to continue with the indefinite strike, which began on August 2, 2021, until their minimum demands are met.

 

The AGM, in particular, demanded that the Federal Government should ensure the payment of the Medical Residency Training fund within 72 hours since the money meant for it is available and verification of the list for payment has been completed.

 

The resident doctors also demanded payment of the arrears of salaries of their members on GIFMIS platform within 72 hours while the migration process continues.

 

The communique sought for the payment of their withheld August and September salaries.

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