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Forensic audit after Central Medical Stores fire ongoing- Minister

The Auditor-General is conducting a forensic audit of activities of the Central Medical Stores leading to the fire that destroyed the facility. Almost three years after the incident, no one has been prosecuted or held liable despite suspicion of arson. The incident, which occurred in 2015, caused the country to lose about 80 million dollars worth of medicines and medical ...

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Our strike to intensify on Monday if… – Ankaful Psychiatric Nurses

Nurses at the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital in the Central Region have threatened to intensify their strike if their demands are not met. The staff carried out their threat to lay down their tools, in an attempt to compel the government to remove the facility’s Medical Director, Dr. Eugene Dordoye from his post. The nurses had earlier given the government a three-day ultimatum,and threatened to ...

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$50m needed to complete UG Medical Center – Minister

The Ministry of Health says it is hoping to secure USD 50 million for the completion of phase 1, and the development of the phase 2 of the University of Ghana Medical Centre. This is in spite of reports that the phase 1 is largely complete and ready for use, but the government is in a tussle with the University ...

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Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital Director apologizes to striking nurses

The Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital’s Director, Dr. Eugene Dordoye, has in a four-page letter explaining what he believes may have angered nurses of the Hospital who are demanding his removal, apologized to them. Dr. Eugene Dordoye says it appears the approach he used in attempting to implement his reforms, may have angered the staff. He thus apologized in a letter to the ...

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Ghana needs a disease control centre – Health Service Boss

The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare, has called on the government to establish a Ghana Centre for Disease Control for early detection of epidemics. Speaking at the launch of the National E-Health with Bio Surveillance system on Tuesday at the Trauma and Specialist Hospital in Winneba, Dr. Nsiah-Asare, said the system should be used as a ...

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Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital staff begin strike; Patients ‘set free’

The staff of the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital in the Central Region, have carried out their threat to lay down their tools, in an attempt to compel the government to remove the facility’s Medical Director, Dr. Eugene Dordoye from his post. The staff thus commenced a sit-down strike today [Thursday]. The nurses had earlier given the government a three-day ultimatum and ...

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Health Ministry introduces ‘folderless system’

The Ministry of Health has launched a national E-Health project and bio-Surveillance system to link public hospitals and clinics to a common database. The e-health system is expected to end the movement of folders across departments in various health institutions. The system will also allow doctors and administrators access to information for effective health delivery. According to the ministry, the ...

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Ghana among 10 countries with worst access to toilets – Report

Ghana has been named among the top 10 countries worldwide with the highest percentage of its population without decent toilets. Ghana has about 85.7 percent of its population without decent toilets and this equals about 23 million people who suffer the fear and indignity of relieving themselves in the open or in unsafe or unhygienic toilets. This is contained in ...

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UHAS introduces painless surgery for glaucoma treatment

The University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), Ho, has made giant strides in the treatment of Glaucoma, an eye condition that causes irreversible blindness across the world, by introducing a painless and complication-free procedure called the Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS). Since 2014, many Ghanaians got MIGS and escaped from the lifelong everyday eye drops usage. Requiring just 10-minutess ...

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More urgency needed to end maternal mortality – First Lady

First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has bemoaned the continuous death of women and children during childbirth worldwide, especially Ghana. The First Lady, who was speaking on the occasion of a Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa (CARMMA), described the situation as not only worrying but unacceptable. “Ghana could not achieve its millennium development goal target of 185 per ...

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