There are also referral hospitals in all the eight local government areas and health centres in all the wards across the state. The state has also put in place Health Insurance Scheme for its public servants. The scheme was launched by the Dickson administration which had earlier earmarked N500 million to kick-start the insurance policy. Today, those in the private sector can access the scheme by paying a monthly subscription like their counterparts in the employ of the state government. … [Read more...] about SPECIAL REPORT: Bayelsa’s giant leap in health sector
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As the country gradually eases the lockdown restrictions, a lot of focus is on kickstarting the economy once again, which has taken a severe hit due this pandemic. A DBS Bank report explores what will be India's prioirities for the financial sector in order to revive the economy.Broader economic growthAccording to the report, India’s economy is currently on track to register a net contraction in terms of growth for the first time since the 1980s. Q2 of FY21 is expected to be the trough of this cycle, however, certain sectors such as production & services and consumer discretionary sectors might take a longer time to recover. As we are about to enter the monsoon season, a lot of rests on the agricultural sector to drive the economy on the road to recovery.Health of the financial sectorExpected to be one of the key priorities of the government as a long period of freezing of assets and moratorium on loan repayment comes to an end. Businesses whose ratings were downgraded in … [Read more...] about India’s priorities post the pandemic for the financial sector
READ ALSO:Trump terminates USA’s relationship with WHO Sanwo-Olu described the health personnel as “a dedicated team of professionals”, noting that their commitment and selflessness had helped the Government to properly manage the healthcare in a critical period. The Governor appreciated all the health workers, saying they had played roles very well despite discomforting circumstances they face in the managing infected patients. … [Read more...] about Sanwo-Olu dedicates first anniversary to frontline health workers, honours medical personnel
Countries will have to figure out their own ways of adhering to the accord, Payet said. Even the few countries that did not sign it, like the United States, could be affected by the accord when they ship plastic waste to countries that are on board with the deal. … [Read more...] about Landmark UN Plastic Waste Pact Gets Approved But Not by US
Second, Johnson has been an “’elf ’n’ safety gone mad” rabble-rouser since time immemorial, his fallback for any thin column-writing day. He and his claque have won, eviscerating the HSE, ordering it in 2011 to cut inspections by a third. Its budget has been cut by £100m since 2010, and it has lost a third of its workforce. Local authorities have had to cut health and safety, and environmental health, to the bone. “Light-touch” regulation and “bonfires of red tape” have been favourite Tory battle cries, with Johnson the cheerleader. Labour’s employment spokesman, Andy McDonald, says an employer’s chance of a spot inspection is once in every 275 years. … [Read more...] about For test and trace to work, the public needs to trust this government. But how can we?