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Health Ministry denies evicting trainee nurses from Korle-Bu hostels

The Ministry of Health has denied claims that it has evicted some students of the Korle-Bu Nursing Training school from the school’s hostel. In December 2017, about eighteen students of the nursing training school were served an eviction notice. The school’s authorities subsequently provided alternative accommodation, but the aggrieved students rejected it. The final year students say the supposed eviction ...

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UG, MoH miss Medical Centre settlement deadline

The government has come out with yet more assurances over the operationalization of the idle $217million University of Ghana Medical Center. This is despite the initial assurance that a concrete announcement on the resolution of the impasse between the University and the Ministry of Health would be made by the end of last week. The government has now said it ...

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EOCO staff donate blood to Korle-Bu Blood Bank

Staff of the Economic and Organised Crime Office [EOCO], have donated blood for the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital Blood Bank. According to the Head of Administration at EOCO, Seidu Adams, they were inspired to do this after one of their colleagues urgently needed blood, and they had to fall on some staff members for help. He said the initiative also forms ...

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Eclampsia leading cause of maternal deaths in Central Region

The Central Regional Health Directorate has identified eclampsia as the leading cause of maternal deaths in the region. Eclampsia is a condition in which one or more convulsions occur in a pregnant woman suffering from high blood pressure, often followed by coma and posing a threat to the health of mother and baby. Mr. Richard Darko, Regional Information Officer of ...

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Cancer Society calls for improved healthcare for patients

The Cancer Society of Ghana has urged the government to step up its efforts at improving the quality of healthcare delivery, particularly to cancer patients in the country. It said the government’s urgent efforts will help to significantly reduce the number preventable deaths from cancer. The Society, in a press statement copied to citifmonline.com on the occasion of World Cancer ...

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Stakeholders in Upper East trained on mental health

Basic Needs-Ghana, an NGO, in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has held a training and education programme on Mental Health for stakeholders in the Upper East Region. The stakeholders, who included; health workers, Assembly Members, Opinion leaders, Prayer Camp Managers and Traditional Leaders, would contribute to the fight against issues confronting persons with Mental Illness and Epilepsy. They ...

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Kwame Despite builds children’s block for 37 military hospital

Chief Executive Officer of Despite Group of Companies, Osei Kwame Despite, on Friday handed over an ultra-modern Child Oncology and Physiotherapy Unit to the 37 Military Hospital at a ceremony in Accra. The multi-million cedi Unit comprises of two consulting rooms, a Gymnasium, Playroom, a kitchen and five washrooms, among other things. The commissioning of the Unit coincided with the Birthday ...

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Prostate cancer deaths overtake those from breast cancer

The number of men dying from prostate cancer has overtaken female deaths from breast cancer for the first time in the UK, figures show. An ageing population means more men are developing and dying from the disease. Prostate Cancer UK says advances in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer are paying off, and increased funding could benefit prostate cancer. ...

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A/Region: Over 20-yr old abandoned Akotosu hospital site harbours ‘criminals’

A health facility intended to serve residents at Aboabo-Akotosu, near the Kumasi Airport in the Asokore Mampong Municipality of the Ashanti Region has been left uncompleted for almost two decades. The uncompleted building, which has now been taken over by weeds and reptiles is now a haven for criminals, with no sign of an expected completion. The land was secured ...

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U/East NHIS unable to print cards over shortage of ribbon papers

Activities at all the thirteen Municipal and District offices of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in the Upper East Region, have stalled due to a shortage of ribbon paper to enable them print cards. This means new subscribers would have to wait until next week to be registered onto the scheme. According to the Regional Public Relations Officer of ...

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