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NHIA meets stakeholders to review prices of listed medicines for 2017

Kweku Agyeman-Manu

A two-day forum to review the prices of medicines on the NHIS Medicines List has ended in Accra. The annually convened stakeholder forum reviews and adjusts prices of medicines the NHIA pays to its service providers. The review is to ensure that prices the NHIA pays for medicines on the NHIS Medicines List reflect market and economic realities. Medicines constitute ...

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We didn’t dispense expired drugs – Tamale Teaching Hospital

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Management of the Tamale Teaching Hospital has dismissed media reports suggesting that the use of expired anesthetic drugs and oxygen shortage, caused the death of three patients on admission. The three unidentified persons as reported by an Accra based radio station, died because of oxygen shortage and surgeons’ refusal to administer expired anesthetic drugs on them. Director of Pharmacy at the ...

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Regional Health Director warns of possible cholera outbreak in B/A

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The Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Director of Public Health, Dr Osei Kuffour Afreh has expressed concerns over a possible outbreak of cholera in the region. According to him,his concerns are due to the high possibility of most river bodies, streams, wells and boreholes being contaminated due to the water crisis that has hit parts of the region. He therefore entreated ...

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‘Abnormal’ sleep linked to obesity risk

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Sleeping too much or too little can increase the likelihood of becoming obese, researchers have discovered. The study found abnormal sleeping patterns increased the risk of being overweight for those genetically predisposed to obesity. The effect was seen regardless of diet, health or socio-demographic group. The University of Glasgow study also found no clear link between sleep duration and body ...

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Shop N Save Supermarket embarks on ‘worm free child project’

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Shop N Save supermarket has organized an exercise to create public awareness about the dangers associated with not de-worming, particularly among children. The one-day programme, which took place at Madina in Accra; saw over 5,000 children, aged between 2 and 15 years de-wormed for free. The exercise, dubbed “worm free child project” also saw organizers give away goodies such as ...

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Regional Minister unlocks Tamale Teaching Hospital CEO’s office

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The Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed, has finally unlocked the office of the Tamale Teaching Hospital Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Dr. Prosper Akambong’s office has for the past one week been under lock and key by a vigilante group affiliated to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kandahar Boys. The Kandahar Boys’ action followed other pressure group’s call for Dr. ...

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Take suicide threats seriously – Psychiatrist

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Head of the Psychiatric Department Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Dr. Gordon Donnir, has emphasized the need for suicide threats from people suffering from depression to be taken seriously. Dr. Donnir indicated that “people who are depressed have poor coping mechanisms to deal with life problems and unable to recognize alternatives to solve their problems – they see death as ...

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Cape Coast Teaching Hospital laments abandoned Ghana@50 hostel project

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The management of the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital has appealed to government to complete the abandoned Ghana @50 memorial project ahead of Ghana’s 60th anniversary. The Ghana @50 memorial monument project was envisioned to accommodate relatives of patients who travel from far distances to patronize the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital; but it has been stalled for the past 10 years ...

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Health claims about ‘aluguntugui’: Are they true or false?

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Soursop or graviola also known as “aluguntugui” in Ghana, is well-known for some health benefits; especially in recent times, the use of parts of the fruit and even parts of the tree that produces the fruit, has been linked to some healing effect on cancer and helps to prevent heart diseases. But how true are these health claims? Could this ...

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Bawku hospital records 20 maternal deaths in two years

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The Bawku Presbyterian hospital in the Upper East Region has recorded 20 maternal deaths in the past two years. Statistics from the maternity department of the hospital show that six mothers died in 2014 while ten mothers lost their lives and babies in 2015 and 2016 respectively. The deaths were the highest figure of maternal deaths in the hospital in ...

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