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Bayelsa Govt to Establish Psychiatric Hospital – Decries Number of Mentally Challenged People

The Bayelsa State Government has announced plans to establish a Psychiatric Hospital to adequately take care of people with mental disabilities. The move according to Dr. Pabara Newton Igwele, the State Commissioner for Health will help rid the streets of Yenagoa and its environs of mentally challen...
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Substandard Drugs: Bayelsa Govt To Clamp Down On Illegal Pharmacies, Medical Facilities

In a bid to rid the state of fake and counterfeit drugs, the Bayelsa State government has taken a stand against illegal pharmacies, maternity homes and medical patent stores in the state. This is to ensure that people of the state do not become victims of avoidable deaths and ailments resulting from...
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Bayelsa Govt To Intensify Fight Against Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus

The Bayelsa State Government has reiterated it’s resolve to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus from the state. The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Pabara Newton Igwele made this known on Monday during a meeting with officials of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) an...
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Stakeholders Meet, Brainstorm on More Collaborative Effort in Bayelsa Health Sector

Stakeholders drawn from various local and international organizations on Friday met in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital to discuss ways to further strengthen the health sector in the state. The meeting was also used to access the performance of some health interventionist programmes, projects and ...
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