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FG to ban foreign medical trips 
vanguardngr.com – The federal government is to ban public officers from traveling abroad for medical treatment, the Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, told journalists, in Abuja yesterday.

He said that Nigerians traveling abroad for medical treatment is not acceptable and that he is preparing a memo for the Federal Executive council (FEC), which will stop public officers from wasting public funds on foreign medical trips.


Nature investigates unapproved stem cell clinics in China

scopeblog.stanford.edu – …Organizations using stem cells must register their research and clinical activities, the source of the stem cells and ethical procedures. The ministry asked local health authorities to halt any unapproved clinical use of stem cells in their regions. And it called for a nationwide moratorium on new clinical trials for stem cell therapies, adding that patients in existing clinical trials should not be charged.


Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals Teams With Ascension Health Alliance to Build Health City at Grand Cayman Narayana

Hrudayalaya Hospitals of India has entered into a partnership with Ascension Health Alliance of the United States to bring innovative healthcare services to the Cayman Islands.

Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals (NH) is led by chairman and managing director Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, a world-renowned cardiovascular surgeon with extensive experience in providing high-quality/low-cost healthcare at medical facilities in India. Ascension Health Alliance is a Catholic healthcare organization dedicated to the transformation of healthcare through excellent clinical care throughout the continuum and through innovation. Its subsidiaries include Ascension Health, the United States’ largest Catholic and largest nonprofit health system.



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