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Kintampo College of Health cries for infrastructure

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The Kintampo College of Health and Well-Being (CoHK), is in dire need of infrastructure, especially students’ residential accommodation to create a congenial atmosphere for effective teaching and learning. The situation requires government’s intervention to save the students from the exploitation of landlords and landladies who charge exorbitant rent. Mr. Solomon Saka Allotey, the acting Principal of the school, made the ...

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Bear with us, you’ll be posted – Gov’t to unemployed doctors

Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Minister of Health

The Health Ministry is pleading with the 0ver 200 unemployed doctors awaiting financial clearance for posting, to consider the country’s financial constraints and wait a little while longer. The Ministry’s Public Relations Officer, Robert Cujdoe, explained on Eyewitness News that their delay in posting was because financial clearance had not yet been given for the doctors. The commitment of the ...

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Frustrated jobless Doctor writes to Citi FM, cries over neglect

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Some 245 trained but unemployed doctors, have questioned the efforts of the Health and Finance Ministries in absorbing them into the public service. The doctors, who graduated in 2014, say all efforts to secure financial clearance for their absorption have proved futile, whiles many hospitals lack doctors, putting the lives of patients at risk. In a heartfelt petition to Citi News to ...

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Fire guts Walewale District Hospital pharmacy

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Bystanders rallied to keep a fire outbreak at the pharmacy unit of the Walewale District Hospital in the Northern Region under control. The fire service had been called to attend to the fire, and it took them about 30 minutes to get to the scene, but bystanders tried their best to keep the fire from spreading until fire service personnel arrived. The fire, ...

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Optometrists urge gov’t to prioritize eye care

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Dr. Remy Ninkpe, the National President of the Ghana Optometric Association, has urged the government to make eye care a priority in government policies. He said this was necessary due to the globally increasing trend of eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and myopia, which could result in dire consequences. Dr. Ninkpe, who was addressing the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Association ...

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4,000 nurses, midwives inducted in Northern Zone

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The Nursing and Midwifery Council has inducted 4,000 nurse Assistants, nurses and midwives in the northern zone, who qualified into the nursing profession in the year 2016, to practice as professionals. The 2017 induction ceremonies for the over 18,000 nurse Assistants, nurses and midwives who qualified in 2016 across the regions in Ghana have been zoned into four groups. The ...

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Anemia affecting maternal mortality greatly – Health Service

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Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Thursday said anaemia in pregnancy remains a major challenge impeding the Service’s effort in reducing maternal mortality in the country. He said the 2014 Ghana Demographic Health Survey (GDHS) showed that, the prevalence of anaemia among women of child-bearing age (15-49 years) stood at 42 per cent. The rates were highest among the adolescents age ...

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Health Service staff arrested for forgery

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Two workers of the Ghana Health Service in the Volta Region have been picked up by the Police in Ho for forgery. Bright Paul Yebbi, 32, a former National Service personnel, and Panidas Fordjour, 33, who were working in the Human Resource Department of the Service, allegedly forged the signature of Dr. Joseph Teye Nuertey, Regional Director of Health Services, ...

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First Lady’s Foundation, HFC to build CHPS compound at Nyanshegu

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First lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has appealed for more Public Private Partnership to help in the total eradication of malaria in the country. Her appeal comes at the back of a cheque presentation by HFC Bank (Ghana) Limited, to Infant Malaria Prevention Foundation, a Non-Government Organization chaired by the First Lady, to help in the building of a Community-Based Health Planning ...

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Samira donates medical supplies to Tamale Teaching Hospital

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Ghana’s Second Lady, Hajia Samira Bawumia, has donated a large consignment of surgical equipment and medical supplies to the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) worth over $60,000. These include boxes of canolas, disinfectants, monitors, catheter, boxes of NG tubes, suction device, syringe pump, pulse oximeter and minor surgical and OPD equipment. The donation was done through her benevolent organization called Samira Empowerment ...

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