There has been an alarm over the high rate of malnutrition among children in Kwara state. According to the National Nutrition Health Survey (NNHS), Kwara state has under 5 mortality rate of 45 deaths per 1000 live births and an infant mortality rate of 40 per 1,000 live births.
The giant strides of the Kano State government led by Governor Umar Ganduje may be yielding results as the state recently approved the conversion of Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital in Nassarawa local government area of the state to the status of a Teaching Hospital for Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano.
The Nigerian meteorological agency (NiMeT), has warned Nigerians to observe basic precaution as some parts of Nigeria have been sweltering through extreme heat precipitated by an upsurge in temperatures in the past weeks. The worst hit states, according to investigations, are Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina, Kano, and Jigawa.
Emerging reports indicate that Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto has commenced open heart surgery for cardiac-related ailments.
While briefing newsmen in Sokoto, the State capital, acting Chief Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr Nasir Muhammed disclosed that heart-related diseases are the common problems all over the world and that anything that affects the heart could lead to an untimely death.