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FDA warns against importation, sale of unregistered products

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has cautioned manufacturers and importers against the importation, sale and distribution of unregistered products. A statement signed by Mrs Delese A.A Darko, Ag. Chief Executive Officer of FDA and copied to the Ghana News Agency, reminded all manufacturers and importers that the importation, sale and distribution of unregistered regulated products contravened the Public Health ...

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La General Hospital inaugurates Emergency Unit

The management of La General Hospital in collaboration with the La Dadekotopon Municipal Assembly, have inaugurated a reconstructed five-bedroom Emergency Unit to serve the needs of patients in critical condition. The Hospital also commissioned an incinerator, a waste management facility and a walkway to link the Out Patients Department to the wards. Dr. Ebenezer Oduro Mensah, the Medical Superintendent, La ...

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KATH to introduce electronic billing system

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) has said management is on course to introduce an electronic billing system as part of efforts to improve service delivery at the facility. This, according to Dr Oheneba Owusu-Danso, will also eliminate the human factor in billing patients for services rendered to them. He said the move has ...

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Wenette Foundation supports KITH Mental Home

A Non-Governmental Organization, Wenette Foundation, has donated clothes and food items to KITH Mental Home. The gesture formed part of the NGO’s activities to celebrate Christmas with deprived communities. KITH Mental Home, which is located at Apollo in Takoradi, is home to dozens of men and women with mental illness. Wenette Foundation, which is led by two sisters, Wendy and ...

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Suhuyini supports healthcare delivery in Tamale North with new Centre

The Tamale North Member of Parliament, Alhassan Suhuyini is working towards increasingly satisfying the health needs of his constituents by building new health facilities while refurbishing dilapidated projects across his constituency. The latest of such facilities are a newly built Reproductive and Child Health Service Centre and a rehabilitated health post at Choggu in the Sagnarigu district. Alhassan Suhuyini, at ...

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Birim North records rise in teenage pregnancies 

The Birim North District recorded 309 cases of teenage pregnancies between the ages of 10 to 14 years  in 2017 as compared to 280 in the previous year. Mr. Thomas Azurago, the Birim North District Health Director who disclosed this to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) called for the need for the Directorate, the District Assembly and traditional leaders to create ...

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Prisons Service on high alert over meningitis scare

The Ghana Prisons Service has issued an alert to some prisons in the country to be on the lookout for possible cases of meningitis. Prisons in the Brong-Ahafo and Northern regions are among those advised to be on guard. The Public Relations Officer of the Prisons Service, SP Vitalis Aye, told Citi News that the alert was issued to avert ...

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Tamale hospitals record 11 births on Christmas Day

The Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) and the Tamale Central Hospital (TCH) recorded 11 births on Christmas Day. The TTH recorded seven babies out of six deliveries; three of which were spontaneous vaginal deliveries while three others required surgical operations. Three males and four girls were born, with two of the girls being twins. The TCH recorded four spontaneous deliveries producing two ...

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Meningitis scare: 65 persons under surveillance at Asamankese discharged

The Ghana Health Service has discharged some 65 persons who were put under surveillance following the death of a student of Asamankese in the Easter Region. According to the Service, these persons did not show any symptoms of the contagious disease hence their discharge. A 17-year- old student of the Asamankese Senior High School (SHS) died from meningitis a few ...

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USAID, partners build CHPS compounds for Volta Region

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the Ministry of Health, the Ghana Health Service, and Korea International Development Agency (KOICA) has inaugurated four Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compounds in the Volta Region. The CHPS compounds are to improve access to primary health care services at the community level to promote universal health coverage. ...

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