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Health Ministry holds emergency meeting over Ankaful impasse

The Ministry of Health will today [Friday], hold an emergency meeting to fashion out a strategy to deal with the impasse at the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital in the Central Region. The Ministry hopes to resolve the growing resentment of staff of the facility against their director, Dr. Eugene Dordoye, which has seen the staff declaring a strike for the second ...

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Mental Health Authority begs striking Ankaful staff to resume work

The Mental Health Authority has asked striking nurses and physician assistants at the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital to return to work. According to the Authority, the hospital’s Director, Dr. Eugene Dordoye, has been enrolled in some refresher courses to improve his interpersonal skills. The staff said Dr. Dordoye’s presence at the facility posed a danger to their mental and physical health. Among other ...

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More jobless nurses demand immediate posting

Some 9,000 nurses and midwives in the country have expressed their frustration with government’s delay in employing and posting them to the various health institutions across the country. They lamented that two years since completing their training, they are yet to be posted by government. Speaking in an interview with Citi News, the National President of a group of nurses, ...

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Bolga Nursing principal repaying embezzled funds – Tina Mensah

Bolgatanga Nurses Training College

The Principal of the Bolgatanga Nursing Training College in the Upper East Region Bawa Awula, has started repaying school funds he allegedly misappropriated. Mr. Awula was accused by tutors of embezzlement through the violation of procurement procedures. Deputy Minister for Health, Tina Mensah, told Citi News that the Principal is already repaying the monies to the school, although the Economic ...

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KATH calls for consistent blood donations from public

Head of Blood Transfusion Medicine Unit at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital [KATH], has called on the general public to adopt a constant attitude towards donating blood to continuously stock Blood Banks across the country. Dr. Shirley Owusu Ofori made the call at the 8th edition of a blood donation exercise organized by MTN-Ghana as part activities to mark this year’s ...

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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

nurses protest

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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