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Korle-Bu reopens 3 surgical clinics but ICU remains closed

Management of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital on Monday re-opened three surgical units to the public after about two months of closure. The three units; Neurosurgery, Urology and the General surgery were closed on February 8 for renovation. However, the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) remains closed. Citi News’ checks at the facility saw several patients in long queues at the Out Patient Department ...

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NHIS system for identifying the poor goes electronic

The NHIA has upgraded its system for identifying the poor to an electronic platform which makes indigent targeting and registration more scientific and evidence-based. The new electronic system minimizes the element of human arbitrariness and discretion in identifying who is classified a poor person, and therefore eligible for free NHIS registration and enlistment onto other government social protection programs. Under ...

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We ‘fight’ for Korle-Bu’s interest – KOSSA

The Senior Staff Association of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, (KOSSA), say they will not rest on their oars until the management of the hospital fully address their concerns. KOSSA has accused the management of financial malfeasance, an accusation the management denies. About ninety percent of the members KOSSA passed a vote of no confidence in the Chief Executive Officer of the ...

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Project to control bird flu launched

The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, have launched a technical cooperation project dubbed; “Emergency assistance to control bird-flu outbreaks and mitigate risks for virus spread” in Accra. The project, which was signed by the Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Hanna Bisiw in December 2015 with FAO providing an amount of USD ...

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Korle Bu launches fund to support health delivery

Management of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has launched a trust fund to help support delivery of quality health care at Ghana’s premier hospital. The fund among others will be a source of funding for the treatment of patients who need immediate emergency care but cannot afford or whose treatment is not covered by the National Health Insurance Scheme. Speaking ...

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SC Johnson partners mPedigree to boost Malaria prevention

The Commander of the Royal Guard of Asante, Anantahene Baffour Agyei Fosu Twitwiakwa II, has on behalf of His Majesty Otumfou Osei Tutu II, launched the Raid for More campaign and initiative in the garden city of Kumasi. The colourful event, which came off on Friday the 18th of March 2016 on the ancient Asanteman Palace grounds of Nana Osei Bonsu in Adum, ...

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National Blood Service calls for legislation on blood transfusions

Dr. Lucy Asamoah-Akuoko, acting Director of the National Blood Service (NBS) Ghana, has called on government to provide the service with legislation in terms of blood transfusion to enable it operate effectively to achieve its objectives. She said the legislation would back the activities the Service undertakes as an organization and give it authority in negotiation process with stakeholders and other ...

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Paracetamol not effective against Arthritis – Study

Paracetamol, a common over-the-counter pain-reliever, does not work in the treatment of osteoarthritis, a joint disorder afflicting tens of millions of elderly people, according to a study released Friday. When taken on its own to alleviate pain or enhance mobility, the drug was found to be only marginally — and insignificantly — better than a dummy pill, according to a ...

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New computerized system to curb rot at medical stores – Ministry

Alex Segbefia, Minister of Health

The Ministry of Health has hinted that it will soon put in place a new computerized supply system at all public regional medical stores in an attempt to avert corrupt practices. On January 13, 2015, the Tema Central Medical Stores was consumed by fire, resulting in the destruction of medical supplies and equipment. Following investigations, some supervisors including a labourer at ...

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Gov’t must pay us or we shutdown landfill sites – ESPA

The Environmental Services Providers Association (ESPA), has called on government to settle arrears owed them to enable them work to prevent the risk of a cholera outbreak this year. Executive Secretary of the Association, Ama Ofori Antwi, told Bernard Avle on the Citi Breakfast Show, that if government fails to pay the arrears, the group’s members will be forced to ...

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