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20 fake doctors busted since January 2016

Investigations by the Medical and Dental Council (MDC) have led to the arrest of 20 quack doctors across the country since January, 2016. Ten of such fake doctors were busted in Accra, two at Tema, two in the Volta Region, two in the Eastern Region, one in the Brong Ahafo Region and three in the Central Region. At a press ...

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Patients need rest, not antibiotics, say health officials

More patients should be told to go home and rest rather than be given antibiotics, according to health officials. Public Health England (PHE) says up to a fifth of antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary as many illnesses get better on their own. Overusing the drugs is making infections harder to treat by creating drug-resistant superbugs. PHE says patients have “a part ...

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Jobless physician assistants to picket at Health Ministry

A group of jobless bonded physician assistants is demanding immediate employment from government. They have threatened to picket at the Ministry of Health to have their employment issues addressed. The group, who graduated from the Kintampo College of Health in the Brong Ahafo Region between 2013 and 2015, say the government is yet to recruit them after although they’ve completed ...

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Tijaniyya youth pushes for Muslim hospitals in Ghana

The Youth wing of the Tijaniyya Muslim Movement, is advocating for the establishment of Islamic hospitals within Zongo Communities in Ghana. According to the group, such facilities will cater for the health needs of people living in Muslim dominated areas, and will conform to best Islamic practices in healthcare delivery. There have been concerns in most Zongo communities across Ghana about ...

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Early detection, treatment of breast cancer important – MPs

Parliament on Friday called for the need to care for the breast, with emphasis on early detection of breast cancer to save lives. “Babies need their mothers’ breasts, the mothers themselves need their breasts for cosmetic and aesthetic reasons’ two of the many reasons why the breast deserves attention,” Dr Zanetor Agyemang- Rawlings, MP for Korle Klottey; and Dr Bernard ...

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Thousands walk against breast cancer in Koforidua

Thousands of Ghanaians last weekend thronged the streets of Koforidua in the Easter Region to participate in the walk against breast cancer. The walk which is in its 7th year and aimed at increasing awareness about the disease was themed “our breasts, let’s check them.” The event was organized by the Breast Care International (BCI) in collaboration with the Peace ...

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65 jobless veterinary doctors give gov’t 1-month ultimatum

Some trained veterinary doctors in the country are demanding immediate employment from the government after several months of being jobless. The doctors have also issued a month’s ultimatum to the government, threatening that they may take legal action if the government fails to meet their demand. Speaking to Citi News, one of the affected doctors, Dr. Emmanuel Kodua, said all ...

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245 jobless doctors get financial clearance after Citi FM’s ‘intervention’

The Ministry of Finance has finally cleared some 245 doctors after six months of being unemployed. Earlier this week, the commitment of the government to absorbing these doctors, and healthcare in general, was questioned when one of the doctors wrote to Citi FM conveying the frustration of the jobless doctors who appear ready to serve the country. The concerns of the medical doctors ...

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Women’s World banking hosts free breast cancer screening

Women’s World Banking Ghana organized a breast cancer screening for over five hundred women as part of its corporate social responsibility. The move according to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the bank, Charlotte Baidoo is in recognition of the international breast cancer awareness month. Speaking to Citi News, Charlotte Baidoo said the screening will be done for two day ...

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Improve water, hygiene in schools – WaterAid

WaterAid Ghana has called for improvement of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in schools in the country. According to the International Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), the clarion call comes at a time when many schools have no regular access to water, basic private toilets and facilities for washing hands with soap. The Communications and Campaign Officer of WaterAid Ghana, Ms Yvonne ...

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