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Ankaful nurses declare another strike over director’s conduct

Nurses and physician assistants at the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital have proceeded to lay down their tools to protest the conduct of the facility’s Medical Director, Dr. Eugene Dordoye. According to them, Dr. Dordoye’s presence at the facility posed a danger to their mental and physical health. The spokesperson of the Ankaful Psychiatric nurse’s group, Emmanuel Ofori, explained to Citi News that ...

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Bonded jobless nurses picket again at Health Ministry

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Scores of bonded unemployed nurses and midwives on Tuesday besieged the premises of the Ministry of Health to demand posting. The trained health professionals said they have been idling at home for the past two years after successfully leaving school and completing their mandatory national service. The spokesperson of the group, Daniel Obuor, said the Ministry has failed to respond ...

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HISPAG threatens to go back to ‘cash and carry’ system

The Health Insurance Service Providers Association of Ghana [HISPAG], has threatened to return to the cash and carry system if arrears owed its members by the National Health Insurance Authority [NHIA], are not paid immediately. According to HISPAG, most of its members are owed about 20 months of claims, a situation that threatens their operations. Speaking to Citi News, Public Relations ...

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Thumbay group of Dubai calls on the first lady

The Thumbay Group of Dubai led by Thumbay Moideen, has paid a courtesy call on the First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, after they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed with Ghana’s Ministries of Health and Education for the establishment of a Medical University and Teaching Hospital in the Greater Accra Region. Dr. Vinod Abraham indicated that, the US$ 600 ...

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20 Natural anti-inflammatory foods to include in your diet

Inflammation can be a force for good, but it can also be a force for bad. It’s a natural process that your body relies on in times of need, but it can also leave you in a severe amount of pain. When inflammation spirals out of control, it becomes chronic and very painful. And once chronic inflammation has set in, it ...

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GHS issues Lassa fever alert after 31 die in Nigeria outbreak

The Ghana Health Service has issued an alert to all Regional Directors of Health Services and CEOs of Teaching Hospitals for Lassa Fever. The alert urged the various health institutions to enhance surveillance for Lassa fever and Acute Haemorrhagic Fevers in general. This alert follows the outbreak of the fever in Nigeria which has claimed 31 lives. “The Ministry of ...

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10 Zinc rich foods to include in your diet

Do you feel as though you could really do with more zinc in your diet? In this article, Beauty and Tips takes a look at the best sources for this key nutrient. Consuming zinc is kinda important. It plays a role in over 100 enzymatic reactions in your body and you need to consume a small amount of it each ...

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Ghana signs $600m Teaching Hospital deal with Thumbay Group

The Government of Ghana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dubai-based Thumbay Group for the establishment of a Teaching Hospital and a medical university to be known as the Gulf Medical University (GMU) in Ghana. The signing of the MoU comes three months after the Vice President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, paid a working visit to ...

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U/E Regional Hospital to lose five doctors

Dr. Patrick Atobrah, the acting Medical Director of the Upper East Regional Hospital, Bolgatanga, has said five out of the 10 doctors in the facility have plans to go for further studies, which would affect healthcare delivery. The 10 doctors, including three from Cuba, offer services to a population of about 2.6 million people in the Region, and takes referral ...

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McDan Foundation rescues baby suffering from critical spinal disorder

Hopes of survival for aone-month-old baby Salifu Faiziatu who was born with Spinal Bifida, is at the all-time high, following the donation by the McDan Foundation for her surgery. Spinal Bifida is a birth defect in which a developing baby’s spinal cord fails to develop properly. Causes of spinal bifida are varied in nature – ranging from genetic, nutritional, and ...

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