Edson Arantes do Nascimento, popularly known as Pele was being rushed into a Paris hospital, following his collapse on Wednesday according to what was received by NIGERIA NEWS. According to Sky Sports, Pele would remain in the hospital in order to monitor his current condition.
The world at large can’t afford to lose the legend now. The 78-year-old has been regarded by sportswriters, the footballers, fans and in several publications as the greatest footballer of all time. In 1999, he was voted World Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) and was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the Century award. That same year, Pelé was elected Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committee.
He has scored a total goal of 1281 goals in 1363 games and for this, he was awarded Guinness World Record. For no one has broken the record
Sky Sports tweeted on Wednesday,
“Reports say that Pele has been admitted to hospital in Paris but is not thought to be in a life-threatening condition,”
NIGERIA NEWS recap that Pele collapsed by January 2018 and was rushed to the hospital.
Delta LGC Begins Tetanus Vaccination
The Warri South Local Government Council has commenced the Maternal Neonatal Tetanus Vaccination in the area with a view to eliminating the scourge.
The five-day programme was flagged off on Thursday by Mrs Juliet Tidi, wife of the Council Chairman, Mr Michael Tidi.
NIGERIA NEWS reports that the inoculation is for female between the age bracket of 15 and 49, and was flagged off at the council’s Secretariat.
Tidi urged pregnant women to patronise qualified healthcare workers for proper health monitoring and safe delivery.
She explained that tetanus occurred as a result of unhygienic method of delivery and umbilical cord care.
“Pregnant women should as soon as they are pregnant go to the nearest health facility in the Local Government Area for proper health monitoring and safe delivery by trained health workers.
“Immunisation is key to the prevention of the disease, therefore every girl and woman of childbearing age must ensure they complete the five doses of Tetanus Diphtheria vaccine at appropriate interval,” Tidi said.
She urged the girls and women to avail themselves of the opportunity and get vaccinated, noting that the exercise will go a long way to improving their health status.
Mrs Beatrice Onwo, the Health Educator, Warri South Local Government Council, said the exercise would be conducted at fix and temporary fix posts across the area.
She said the temporary fixed post included schools, churches, mosques and markets, while the fixed posts were all the health facilities in the area.
“Before now, mothers use cotton wool and other things for their baby cord; there is now a new gel. There will be no maternal neonatal death again with this introduction,” she said.
Mrs Abigail Edokpaiye, mother of three and a beneficiary, thanked the government for the gesture, noting that it will help in eliminating the scourge.
Physician Cautions Against Untreated Bronchitis
Dr Ovo Ogbinaka, a medical officer at the Central Hospital Ughelli, has warned that acute bronchitis can lead to other complications if left untreated.
Ogbinaka gave the warning in an interview with NIGERIA NEWS on Friday in Benin.
He described bronchitis as a condition where the lining of the bronchial tubes becomes inflamed.
“Individuals with bronchitis have a reduced ability to breathe air and oxygen into their lungs.
“They cannot also clear heavy mucus or phlegm from their airways,’’ the medical doctor said.
He said acute bronchitis was normally caused by viruses, typically those that also caused colds and flu, but added that it could also be caused by bacterial infection.
Ogbinaka said that it could also be caused by exposure to substances that irritate the lungs, such as tobacco smoke, dust, fumes, vapours and air pollution.
“Cigarette smoking is the most common cause of chronic bronchitis,’’ he said.
Ogbinaka said the symptoms included persistent cough, which may produce mucus, wheezing, low fever and chills, chest tightening, sore throat, body aches and breathlessness.
Other symptoms, according to him, are headaches, blocked nose and sinuses.
Ogbinaka said that the main symptom of acute bronchitis was cough which could last for several weeks.
He advised anyone with such symptoms not to hesitate to see qualified medical doctors immediately for treatment.
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