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Otedola Bridge tragedy: More deaths recorded

Following the tragic tanker explosion at the Otedola Bridge, Berger, Lagos Mainland on Thursday, June 28, 2018, the Lagos State Government has announced that the death toll has risen to twelve. Recall that InsideMainland earlier reported the fatal accident which claimed nine lives and more than 54 cars. Speaking on the development,

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Shocking! 2,131 pregnant women are living with HIV in Lagos, govt. records indicate

A shocking health statistics recently released by the Lagos State Ministry of Health has indicated that at least 2,131 pregnant women tested positive to Human Immunodeficiency Virus, HIV, while 3,876 children were placed under antiretroviral therapy within the last one year. The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, who gave the

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Beware: Lagos on red alert over Lassa fever

The Lagos State Government has announced it is maintaining relevant surveillance activities through its disease surveillance unit to prevent the spread of Lassa fever in the state. Commenting on the development, the State Commissioner for Health Dr Jide Idris, said in a statement that prevention and control of the disease, however,

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Worried about the quality of healthcare in Lagos; See the moves by the government here

The Lagos State government has said it is set to improve the quality of health care delivery across the state while urging patients to report feedback on their experiences to hospital managements. Speaking at the inaugural stakeholders’ forum hosted by Alimosho General Hospital, Lagos Mainland, the State Health Commissioner, Dr Jide

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Yeepa! Findings show that 24.2 percent of Lagos women have sexual intercourse before age 18

A recently released report from the National Demographic and Health Survey and the Multi-Indicator Cluster Survey has indicated that 24.2 percent of women in Lagos had their first sexual intercourse before attaining the age of 18 years. Speaking on the report, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, said

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Two confirmed dead as Lagos confirms 27 cases of diarrhea in Surulere, Somolu & Oshodi

Two persons have been confirmed dead in Lagos State following diarrhea outbreak in Lagod State, the government has confirmed. Speaking on the outbreak of the disease, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris said following the heavy rainfall being experienced in the State recently and the aftermath flooding of some

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Curbing suicide: LASG provides helplines to check suicide attempts

Following the spike in suicide attempts in Lagos in the last few weeks, the State Government has expressed concern with a promise to educate members of the public on suicide and common causes so as to check the tide in suicides and suicidal attempts across the State. The move by the

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Meningitis not recorded in Lagos yet; All you need to know about the epidemic

The Lagos State Government has announced that residents should remain calm maintaining that no case of Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) has been recorded the state contrary to what has been published. Commenting on this, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris said the spread is caused by a new strain of

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Queens College Closure: Students to undergo fresh medical tests

Following the continuous closure of Queens College, Yaba, after the passing of the third Praise Sodipo as a result of diarrhea outbreak in the school, the Lagos State Government, has stated that the students will undergo fresh medical tests to prevent more deaths. This development was announced after a meeting involving

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Contaminated Water: Queens College management defy Lagos advise; Calls for student resumption

Days after the Lagos State Government through the Ministry of Health advised the management of Queens College, Yaba, to consider moving forward the planned resumption of students of the college, the school authorities have asked the students to resume for academic activities. The decision to go ahead with resumption was as

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