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Bawumia unwell, undergoing medical tests – Presidency

The Vice President Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, is currently undergoing medical test and observation after he took ill today [Friday], January 19, 2018. A statement signed by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, said the Vice President “reported feeling unwell…in the early hours of Friday.” “He was attended to by his doctors, and is currently undergoing medical ...

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Rebecca Akufo-Addo commissions new Baby Unit at KATH [Photos]

The First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has commissioned the Mother and Baby Unit of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. Christened the “Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II Center”, the unit will serve mothers who visit the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in the Ashanti Regional capital for delivery and other neonatal services. The unit was named after the late Asantehenemaa, Nana Afia Kobi ...

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Gov’t doesn’t know when UG Medical Centre will be operational [Audio]

The Ministry of Health appears not to be sure when the $217 million University of Ghana Medical Centre will be operational despite clear indications that the facility could operate partially, while efforts are put in place to run at maximum capacity. The Medical Centre, which has been equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities was inaugurated in January 2017 by former President ...

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We need $6m to run $217m UG Medical Centre – Gov’t

Deputy Minister of Health, Kingsley Aboagye Gyedu, has said an amount of 6 million US dollars is needed to begin operations at the University of Ghana Medical Centre. According to him, the first phase of the Medical Centre, which cost 217 million dollars to establish, is yet to be completed because of the lack of funds needed for its operationalization. “The hospital has ...

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First Lady to commission new Maternity Unit at KATH today

The First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo will today [Friday] January 19, 2018 commission the new Maternity Unit as well as a Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) for the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) at Kumasi in the Ashanti Region The building, which cost some GHc10 million generated from public fundraising and donations, is expected to help reduce congestion and current deaths ...

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State of $217m UG Medical Centre [Photos]

The University of Ghana Medical Centre project was started and completed under the John Mahama administration. The facility, which cost $217 million can among other things boast of 617 beds, ultra-modern medical gadgets for treating complicated medical conditions, and a helipad to airlift emergency cases as well as a medical hotel. Many months after the completion, the facility is yet ...

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NGO donates items to champion immunization in Nandom

Sustainable Action through Voluntary Establishment (SAVE Ghana), a Non-Governmental Organisation [NGO], has presented some items to the Nandom District Health Directorate to help increase immunization coverage in the district. The items include; a motorbike for nurses, wellington boots for 10 Community Volunteers and immunization registers to the five selected communities the NGO is working with in conjunction with the Nandom ...

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Man ruptures throat by stifling a sneeze

Stifling a sneeze by clamping your nose and mouth shut can cause serious physical damage, doctors are warning. Medics in Leicester treated a 34-year-old man who ruptured his throat while trying to stop a high-force sneeze. With nowhere to escape, the pressure ripped through the soft tissue, and although rare and unusual, they say others should be aware of the ...

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GHS commences nationwide health screening in schools

The Ghana Health Service in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service, has begun a nationwide medical screening for students in the Senior High Schools. First-year students enrolled under the Free SHS policy have started undergoing medical examinations, and their medical records would be kept and allocated to the various health facilities near their schools. Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare, the Director-General of ...

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Sierra Leonean nurses, midwives in Ghana for 2-year training

Fifty enrolled nurses and midwives from Sierra Leone have arrived in Ghana to undergo a two-year registered diploma course in Nursing and Midwifery. This follows a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Ghana Nursing and Midwifery Council, the Ministry of Health and international health NGO, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The MoU was a result of a proposal made by Médecins Sans ...

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