Freemasons organise health screening in Cape Coast


The District Grand Lodge of Cape Coast has organised a free health screening for the people of Cape Coast and its environs. The exercise, which formed part of the third centenary anniversary celebration of the United Grand Lodge of England, was to help members to know their health status. It was also part of an annual charity programme, where the ...

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E/R: Trotros, taxis turned ambulances for dying patients


Taxis and commercial vehicles have become ‘alternative ambulances’ for inter-hospital referrals of critically ill patients in the Eastern Region due to lack of ambulances. Patients are usually referred to the Regional Hospital, Koforidua, and the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and 37 Military Hospital, both in Accra. But the patients are not transported in ambulances but usually in commercial vehicles popularly known ...

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Airtel employees raise funds to support surgery of baby


Employees of Airtel Ghana, the Smartphone Network, touched by the story of a 10-month old who needed an emergency surgery to correct a defect known as Frontal Encephalocele, have over the last three weeks volunteered to raise funds to support the surgery of young Mawusi Sunu. Guided by the maxim “be the change you want to see in the world,” ...

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NGO installs incubator at Cape Coast Teaching Hospital


Kokrokoo Charities Foundation has installed an incubator at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH) to help save the lives of premature babies. Preterm death has been high at the Hospital within the past seven years and the third highest at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), authorities of the CCTH told reporters. Factors being ascribed to the situation include insufficient incubators ...

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Pharmacy Council lifts ban on registration of licensed chemical sellers

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The Pharmacy Council has lifted a ban on registration of new Over-the-Counter Medicine Sellers also known as Licensed Chemical Sellers. Although it is unclear when the ban took effect and reasons for it, the Council in a statement said the ban “is lifted forthwith.” “The Pharmacy Council wishes to inform the general public that the temporary ban on the registration ...

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OccupyGhana supports Sierra Leone with medical supplies


Pressure group OccupyGhana has donated assorted medical supplies to the Sierra Leone High Commission in Ghana to aid in the ongoing relief efforts following the catastrophic mudslides in Regent near the country’s capital, Freetown. The items comprised 16 cartons of all types of intravenous fluids, 400 pieces of intravenous sets, 400 pieces of different intravenous cannulas, antibiotics in intravenous and ...

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Medical and Dental Council inducts 386 professionals

The newly qualified doctors and surgeons taking the Hippocratic oath

The Ghana Medical and Dental Council (MDC) has inducted 386 newly qualified physician assistants and certified registered anesthetists into the Council to boost the equitable distribution of personnel in the health sector. Dr Eli Kwasi Atikpui, the Registrar of the MDC, who conducted a roll-call of the inductees, said they were from the University of Health and Allied Sciences, University ...

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Why yawning is so countagious


You may well be yawning just reading this – it’s contagious. Now researchers have looked at what happens in our brains to trigger that response. A University of Nottingham team found it occurs in a part of the brain responsible for motor function. The primary motor cortex also plays a part in conditions such as Tourette’s syndrome. So the scientists ...

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222 Volta communities targeted in immunisation campaign


A total of 222 communities in the Volta region have been targeted for a three-month immunisation campaign under the Second Year of Life (2YL) project of the Health Promotion Department (HPD) of the Ghana Health Service. The project, themed: “Protecting Children from Vaccine Preventable Diseases by strengthening the 2YL Immunisation Platform in Ghana”, would be implemented with support from UNICEF, ...

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Group angry over 3-yr shortage of drugs for U/East mental patients


The Alliance for Mental Health and Development in the Upper East Region, says a three year reported shortage of drugs for mental patients in the Upper East Region, is worsening the conditions of patients there. It  has thus urged government to as a matter of urgency provide the psychotropic drugs needed to avert any further consequences. The Alliance comprising Regional ...

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