Health

$217m UG Medical Centre wasting away over management tussle

The first phase of the University of Ghana Medical Centre which was completed in November 2016, is yet to be operational following disagreements over the legitimate manager of the facility. In 2012, government signed a contract with Messrs. Engineering and Development Consultant (EDC) of Israel to build the first phase of the facility and hand it over to the university. The university designated ...

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Tigo, Airtel staff climax breast bancer month

Employees of the newly merged Airtel and Tigo in the last Friday of October marked the climax of this year’s Breast Cancer awareness month with a sea of Pink dress-code in solidarity with Breast Cancer survivors. The headquarters of both entities were vibrant and alive as employees created awareness on Breast Cancer Awareness month which was climaxed with a buffet ...

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Kwahu doctors lament casualties in Fulani, farmers clashes

A Medical doctor at the Kwahu Government Hospital, Dr. Akoto Ampaw, has lamented the number of gunshot cases and subsequent deaths the hospital has been attending to in recent times, following clashes between local residents and some nomadic herdsmen in the area. About eight people lost their lives with several others sustaining injuries in separate reprisal attacks at Dwibease and Wheewhee ...

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Nyaho Medical Center opens Accra Central branch

Nyaho Medical Center, has opened its new branch at Accra Central. The health facility is located within The Octagon on the Barnes road. The state-of-the-art medical center offers advanced features for faster diagnostic telemedicine support for remote specialist input, and real-time access to patient records. The hospital, which is focused on empowering patients to take control of their health operates ...

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Pantang Hospital begs for funds to prevent lawsuit

Management of the Pantang Hospital is passionately appealing to the government to release funds to them to prevent an impending court action against the facility. This is because one of the suppliers to the hospital who is owed huge amounts, is threatening to sue the hospital, an action which management says will affect their operations. Currently, Pantang hospital owes its ...

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NDK Financial Services holds breast cancer screening in Tema

The Tema Branch Manager of  NDK Financial Services, Phanuel Fiamor, is urging government must endeavour to join in the awareness creation of breast cancer, saying the response rate for this year’s breast cancer awareness month has been positive. He said “the rate at which the public identified themselves with the breast cancer awareness month has been really encouraging, and I ...

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Kumasi GTUC joins breast cancer awareness campaign

Faculty of IT Business at the Ghana Technology University College (GTUC), Kumasi campus has joined advocates to hold a breast cancer awareness campaign. The campaign was held jointly with Breast Care International (BCI) and it included screening and public education. A health walk was held through some principals streets of Kumasi before a free breast screening exercise at the school’s campus ...

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West, Central Africa journalists trained on new HIV catch-up plan

About thirty (30) Journalists from twenty-five (25) countries from West and Central Africa, where 4.7 million people living with HIV are not receiving treatment, have undergone a capacity training workshop, on a new HIV Catch-Up Plan for the region. Dubbed “Informing the Messengers”, the regional workshop organized by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), saw the selected journalists ...

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Agona: NHIS card-bearers appeal for return of collectors system

Some card-bearers of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in Agona East and Agona West districts of the Central Region, have appealed to the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), to reintroduce the scheme’s collectors system. After the NHIS is introduced in some areas, some special collectors were appointed to support in the collection and renewal of cards at various scheme ...

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AMA inaugurates committee to tackle market filth

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), has inaugurated sanitation committees for the Kantamanto Market, Abuja (CMB) Market and Tema Station. The committees, which comprises representatives from the various markets, public health and waste management officers from AMA, and representatives of accredited waste management companies for the areas the markets are located, have been tasked to generate fees to be collected for ...

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