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CORRECTION OF FAKE NEWS ON KUPA

The attention of KUPA Medical Centre, Ajao Estate, Isolo-Lagos has been drawn to what can best be described as puerile  efforts by industry competitors to drag KUPA’s revered image and reputation into public apathy. These false,  puerile and malicious reports of a purported admission of two  COVID-19 patients by our medical institution have unfortunately gone viral.  We want to categorically state that the viral report being criminally circulated by these agents is, first and foremost, spurious and without any iota of truth in it. It is merely an unfortunate and desperate attempt by our competitors to create unnecessary fear and panic in the minds of the public as it relates to  patronage by current and prospective clients/patients.
At no time did our revered institution admit any such patients. As a renowned medical institution which has been in the business of taking care of patients and saving lives for many decades, we  are versed with the tenets of corporate social responsibility and are equally responsive to the current exigencies and precautionary steps already outlined by the NCDC and couldn’t have dared death by carelessly admitting patents without caution.
Suspicion or allegation, however probable, can never take the place of evidence under our legal system.
We are thus working assiduously to get to the root source of this frivolous but damaging allegation which even the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) will vehemently deny. The NCDC will authoritatively confirm  that at no time did any of their staff come to our hospital to evacuate any COVID-19 corpses, which is an eloquent testimony to the falsehood of the malicious allegation now going viral.
We are however taking all necessary steps and leaving no stone unturned to get to the root source of the allegation to help us legally do the needful. We remain committed to the Federal Government’s laid-down regulations regarding COVID-19 cases and will continue to save lives within the context of professional medical guidelines. More than ever, our experienced team of consultants and medical experts will remain committed to serving and taking care of our clients/patients.
KUPA Medical Centre
Has not at anytime treated or admitted any Covid-19 patient .NCDC officials have not visited our facility for any reason. Please be guided. Thanks for your Patronage. Follow the link for the full story.

CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19)

CORONAVIRUS

UNICEF
Corona virus is large in size where the cell diameter is 400-500 micro and for this reason any mask prevents its entry so there is no need to use pharmacists to trade muzzles.
The virus does not settle in the air but is grounded, so it is not transmitted by air.
 Coronavirus when it falls on a metal surface, it will live 12 hours, so washing hands with soap and water well enough.
 Corona virus when it falls on the fabric remains 9 hours, so washing clothes or being exposed to the sun for two hours meets the purpose of killing it.
 The virus lives on the hands for 10 minutes, so putting an alcohol sterilizer in the pocket meets the purpose of prevention.
 If the virus is exposed to a temperature of 26-27 ° C. it will be killed, as it does not live in hot regions.  Also drinking hot water and sun exposure will do the trick
 And stay away from ice cream and eating cold is important.
 Gargle with warm and salt water kills the tonsils’ germs and prevents them from leaking into the lungs.
 Adherence to these instructions fulfills the purpose of preventing viruses.
 UNICEF

NIGERIA TO VACCINATE 26 MILLION PEOPLE

BIGGEST-EVER YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION CAMPAIGN

Nigeria to vaccinate 26 million people in 2nd phase of biggest-ever yellow fever vaccination campaign. Malnutrition: FG Distributes 12,000 Cartons Of RUTF, Targets 88,000 Children In Six States. Experts decry non-release of N55bn 2018 Basic Health Fund. FG Plans To Establish Emergency, Trauma Centres To Cater For Accident Casualties. FG, Partners working to tackle Noma in Nigeria. AirBank: How LifeBank is planning to save over 600,000 lives with access to emergency oxygen. Gates, Dangote, UNICEF laud Yobe for progress in routine immunization. Edo partners paediatricians on maternal, child survival programmes. Kano expands drug revolving funds programme in 60 health centres. Nigerians advised to be alert as meningitis season begins.

TB IN NIGERIA

Conference Brings Attention To Tuberculosis In Nigeria

In the week that a major announcement was made by WHO shortening the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, the scientific community is coming together with health care workers and public health practitioners to share knowledge on one of the major public health challenges of our time: Tuberculosis.

Nigeria has more tuberculosis cases than any country in Africa, and the fourth highest annual number of TB cases in the world. Nigeria’s first-ever TB prevalence conducted in November 2012 showed that about 600,000 new cases of TB occur in Nigeria annually. Tragically, the recent prevalence survey in Nigeria showed that most of these cases are never diagnosed, and never treated.

TB is one of the oldest diseases known to man and it is caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is spread through the air when people who have an active TB infection cough or sneeze, transmitting respiratory fluids through the air. A small proportion of those infected, develop the disease tuberculosis, for reasons that are not yet fully understood. The disease; tuberculosis typically affects the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body. It is estimated to be the second major cause of death from infectious diseases worldwide, after HIV/AIDS. Despite being one of the oldest diseases known to man, it is one of the most difficult to diagnose and treat.

TB affects mostly deprived and isolated communities. It is not surprising therefore that TB is never high on the health agenda in Nigeria. Almost the entire response to tuberculosis in Nigeria is donor-funded, with the Global Fund alone contributing $150M in the past 10 years. The association between TB and poverty is mediated by overcrowding, poorly ventilated housing, malnutrition, smoking, and poor social capital. Amongst especially vulnerable groups, are people living with HIV, orphans and internally displaced persons (IDPs).