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Doctors urged to adopt alternative surgical methods

Doctors in Ghana have been advised to adopt an innovative alternative means of surgery known as minimally invasion therapy in treating their patients. The President of the Ghana Society of Interventional Radiology Dr. Benjamin Dabo Sakordie who made the call explains that, minimally invasive therapy  has less complications and a short term recovery. Minimally – Invasion therapy is a pinhole ...

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NPP gov’t hasn’t abandoned CHPS project – Health Ministry

Following the recent reports of some neglected Community-based Health Planning and Service (CHPS) compounds, the Health Ministry has downplayed suggestions the current government has abandoned  the CHPS project. Speaking on Eyewitness News, the Ministry’s Public Relations Officer, Robert Cudjoe said there the Akufo-Addo administration rather has plans to expand the project. “There are plans in place to ensure that we scale ...

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Couple demand justice for dead twin babies

A couple who lost their twin babies at the Tema General Hospital in 2010, as a result of alleged medical negligence, is demanding justice and answers from the Ministry of Health. According to the couple, the hospital has failed to provide convincing answers on what caused the death of the babies more than seven years after the unfortunate incident. In ...

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Tetegu CHPS compound now home for squatters [Report]

It has emerged that the CHPS compounds built at Tetegu with the 10 percent salary deductions from Mahama appointees is uncompleted and occupied by squatters. What should have been a decent health centre serving the people of Tetegu is now home to three different families. The uncompleted structure was seen to have makeshift doors and windows with clothes hanging out to ...

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Local officers responsible for defunct CHPS compounds – Gingong

District Directors who have failed to the ensure the Community-Based Health Planning Services (CHPS)  function effectively should be summoned and questioned, a former Director of Quality Assurance at the National Health Insurance, Anthony Gingong has suggested. Some facilities across in Accra have been abandoned due to lack of medical equipment or other logistical challenges. Mr. Gingong on the Citi Breakfast Show ...

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Residents turn teachers quarters to CHPS compound

Residents of Awaradone in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region have turned a teachers quarters in the area into a temporary Community-Based Health Planning Services (CHPS) centre  in a bid to address challenges associated with accessing health care in the area. One out of the three rooms meant for Awaradone Primary and Junior High teachers now serve as ...

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Eight maternal deaths recorded in Wa municipality 

The Wa Municipality of the Upper West region has recorded 8 cases of maternal deaths within the first half of this year(2017). The number is a slight increase from the 7 cases that were recorded within the same period last year. Oswald Dachaga, Wa Municipal Health Information officer, disclosed these at a half year health review meeting in Wa He ...

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KNUST Presby church members enjoy free breast cancer screening

A twin free Breast Cancer education and clinical screening sponsored by the Special Group of Companies at the Presbyterian church of the KNUST took place on the 6th of August 2017. This was to commemorate the Health week of the Church. The Breast Care International, BCI, and Special Group of Companies medical collaboration was on the theme – Breast Cancer ...

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Work in progress for two new regional hospitals – Nana Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has indicated that plans are in motion to ensure the Western and Eastern Regions can also boast of regional hospitals. President Akufo-Addo made this known as he addressed health workers at the Effia Nkwanta Hospital on Wednesday on the last day of his three-day working visit to the Western Region. He noted that the Eastern and Western ...

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Nursing trainee quota system will create difficulties – Alex Segbefia

A former Health Minister, Alex Sebgefia is skeptical about government’s decision to restore allowances to trainee nurses. According to him the decision which has compelled government to also re-introduce the quota system for nursing training institutions is ill-informed and will only “create difficulties” for the government. “I think that they are creating difficulties for themselves because the allowance is not ...

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