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Nyonkoko nurses abandon night duty over lack of electricity

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Nurses at Nyonkoko Community-Based  Health  Planning and Services (CHPS)  in Sherigu, a suburb of Bolgatanga Municipality in the Upper East Region, have resorted to abandoning night work, leaving patients to their fate due to lack of electricity. The health workers, numbering about four, who man the facility say they have no option, but to vacate post in the night because the ...

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Pantang Hospital staff call off strike

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Staff of the Pantang Psychiatric Hospital have called off their strike following an intervention by the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu. They had earlier resolved not to return to work until government addressed the total take over of the frontage of the hospital by private developers. Speaking to the press , the Minister of Health, Mr. Agyyeman Manu indicated ...

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Gov’t pays $10m for Polio, Measles vaccines

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The Government of Ghana has transferred about $10 million to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for the procurement of polio and measles vaccines for the country. This follows the shortage of the vaccines in the country over government’s indebtedness to UNICEF, the international body that distributes the vaccine across the globe. The vaccines are usually administered to newborn babies ...

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Polio, Measles vaccine shortage hit Ghana

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Nursing mothers in Ghana would have to wait until next week before having their babies vaccinated against Polio and Measles following the shortage of the vaccines in the country. This is because Ghana owed the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the international body that procures the vaccine, a huge sum of money. The vaccines are usually administered to newborn babies ...

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Contaminated blood scandal inquiry announced

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A UK-wide inquiry will be held into the contaminated blood scandal that left at least 2,400 people dead, the prime minister has confirmed. A spokesman for Theresa May said it would establish the causes of the “appalling injustice” that took place in the 1970s and 1980s. Thousands of NHS patients were given blood products from abroad that were infected with ...

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VRA donates borehole to Bilharzia endemic community

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The Volta River Authority of Ghana (VRA), has donated a solar panel powered borehole amounting to GHC 80,000.00 to residents of Serdom, a village in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region. The borehole, which will provide water to the about a 1,000 residents in Serdom, has 9 delivery outlets which can discharge water to 9 individuals at the same ...

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Patients turned away as Pantang Hospital staff strike

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Dozens of patients who reported at the Pantang Hospital on Monday, July 10, were turned away as the staff of the facility embarked on a sit-down strike. Some of the patients were left helpless as they loitered the premises of the hospital, hoping to be attended to. The staff of the Hospital are on strike to demand that government stops private developers ...

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Unemployed private nurses angry over ‘discriminatory’ posting

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The Coalition of Unemployed Private Nurses has described as improper, government’s decision to prioritize the employment of nurses trained in public institutions over them. According to the group made up of over three thousand qualified nurses from accredited private Nursing training schools, government’s continuous preferential treatment defeats the constitutional provision of equal opportunity for all citizens. They argue that they ...

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UG Medical Centre not abandoned, opens in October – CEO

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The interim CEO of the University of Ghana Medical Center, Professor Aaron Lawson, has dismissed claims that work on the facility has been abandoned. In an interview with Citi News, Professor Lawson stated that, the facility would be opened to the public in October. Phase One of the project was commissioned by then President Mahama, who charged his successor Nana ...

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Pantang Hospital staff to begin sit-down strike today

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Staff of the Pantang Psychiatric Hospital will commence a sit-down strike from today [Monday] following government’s failure to take action against private developers encroaching on the hospital’s land. The staff had earlier served notice of their intended strike, and insist that they will lay down their tools and hit the streets if the situation isn’t addressed by Wednesday. The head of the ...

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