KATH nurses finally gone


The two nurses indicted by the Ministry of Health in the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital missing baby saga have finally begun serving their suspension. On Tuesday Citi FM checks at the hospital revealed that nurses were still at post even after the health ministry’s directive for them to be suspended. The  management of the hospital said it had officially not been notified. Public relations officer of the hospital ...

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Kintampo Rector still at post – Health Ministry


The Ministry Of Health has denied allegations it is attempting to remove the Rector of the College of Health And Wellbeing in Kintampo, Dr. Emmanuel Adjase from post. This is in reaction to a story published by the Daily Guide newspaper on Wednesday alleging that the Ministry is attempting to remove the Rector. The paper also reported that the chiefs ...

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Diabetes gene ‘raises risk tenfold’

Diabetes wordcloud

A genetic susceptibility that gives a tenfold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes has been discovered. The gene mutation, found in the population of Greenland, will give clues to the different causes of the condition, say Danish scientists. The research, published in Nature, adds to evidence genetics plays a role in the chances of developing diabetes. Other factors included lifestyle, ...

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West Africa Ebola deaths pass 300

Ebola has no known cure

The number of people killed by the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has risen to 337, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. Fourteen deaths and 47 new cases were reported across the region over the last week, it added. Guinea is worst-affected with 264 Ebola-related deaths. In Sierra Leone, there have been 49 deaths and in Liberia 24, ...

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Korle Bu staff pleased with Health Minister’s directive

Administration of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital

The Chairman of the Korle Bu Senior Staff Association, Mr. Charles Offei Palm says he and his members are satisfied with the directive given by the health minister concerning the nine vehicles purchased for the board and management of the hospital. “I’m happy it has been cleared and we have been vindicated. We had no intention of punishing somebody. We ...

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My life is in danger – President of Korle Bu senior staff

Charles Offei-Palm

The President of the Senior Staff Association of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, (KOSSA), Charles Offei Palm has told Citi News, that his life is in danger after he allegedly received death threats from the Board Chairman, Edward Annan and the acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Rev. Albert Okpoti Botwchey. In a press release on Monday, the president of the association, Charles ...

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Aspirin ‘not best’ for preventing strokes


Doctors should use newer medications rather than aspirin to treat a common heart problem, say new guidelines for the NHS in England and Wales. The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence says blood-thinning drugs like warfarin are better for those with atrial fibrillation, which can increase a person’s risk of stroke. Experts say most doctors are already doing this. ...

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KATH to undergo restructuring after Suweiba controversy

Sherry Ayittey

The Minister of Health, Sherry Ayittey has reiterated the need for new administrative reforms at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ashanti region. This follows a recent controversy that engulfed the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital after a woman named Suweiba lost the baby she delivered at the hospital under mysterious circumstances. This incident outraged Ghanaians thereby causing the  Ministry of ...

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Seven die in Monrovia Ebola outbreak

The virus was first reported in Guinea, before spreading across the region

The deadly Ebola virus has killed seven people in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, health officials have said. These are the first deaths reported in the city since the outbreak of the contagious virus in several West African states. Among the dead are a nurse and four people from the same household, including a baby, officials said. Guinea has been worst-affected by ...

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Ashanti region to get instant NHIS cards soon – Sherry Ayittey

Outgoing Health Minister, Sherry Ayittey

Outgoing Minister for Health, Sherry Ayittey has stated that Ashanti region is next to join the NHIS instant ID card issuance based on biometric data platform. She said this will happen before the end of June. According to her, “all necessary installations of biometric equipment have been made at the registration centres and implementation will kick off before the end ...

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