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V/Region: $860,000 digital health facility taken over by weeds, reptiles [Photos]

An $860,000 digital village project comprising a solar-powered library and a health facility, has been abandoned and taken over by weeds after it was handed over by the lead sponsor Samsung and UNESCO to the government in 2015. The facility, located at Volo, a fishing community in the North Tongu district of the Volta Region, was to among other things ...

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Work on Korle-Bu children’s ICU begins February – First Lady

First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has announced plans by her Foundation to begin the construction of an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for children at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in February, 2018. This follows the successful commissioning of a new GH¢ 10 million mother and baby unit at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi by the Rebecca Foundation, which is run ...

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FDA provides 14 facts about Puffer Fish after V/R deaths

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), as part of its food safety tips publications to ensure public safety, has provided 14 facts about Puffer Fish which it believes need to be known by the public. This comes as a result of reported deaths due to the consumption of Puffer Fish in the Volta Region locally known as”Gedde”. The statement said:  “Always ...

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1,400 staff were shortlisted for UG Medical Centre – Mettle-Nunoo

A former Deputy Health Minister, Rojo Mettle Nunoo, has said about 1,400 personnel had already been shortlisted and ready to be recruited as staff of the University of Ghana Medical Centre before the John Mahama administration was kicked out of office. According to him, a total of 28,000 applied to work for the Centre, out of which 1,400 were selected. ...

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Asantehene wants 44-year maternal block at KATH completed

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has called on government to take urgent steps to complete a 995-bed Maternal and Child Health block at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), construction works on which started some 44 years ago. He said the project should no longer be delayed and that everything should be done to complete it. Otumfuo Osei Tutu ...

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Bawumia back home after falling ill

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has returned to his Kanda residence after falling ill earlier today [Friday]. It is unclear what ailment he may have suffered from, but according to Citi News’ Presidential Correspondent, Sammi Wiafe, the Vice President is back home after leaving the Hospital. A statement signed early on by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, ...

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Bawumia unwell, undergoing medical tests – Presidency

The Vice President Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, is currently undergoing medical test and observation after he took ill today [Friday], January 19, 2018. A statement signed by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, said the Vice President “reported feeling unwell…in the early hours of Friday.” “He was attended to by his doctors, and is currently undergoing medical ...

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Rebecca Akufo-Addo commissions new Baby Unit at KATH [Photos]

The First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has commissioned the Mother and Baby Unit of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. Christened the “Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II Center”, the unit will serve mothers who visit the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in the Ashanti Regional capital for delivery and other neonatal services. The unit was named after the late Asantehenemaa, Nana Afia Kobi ...

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Gov’t doesn’t know when UG Medical Centre will be operational [Audio]

The Ministry of Health appears not to be sure when the $217 million University of Ghana Medical Centre will be operational despite clear indications that the facility could operate partially, while efforts are put in place to run at maximum capacity. The Medical Centre, which has been equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities was inaugurated in January 2017 by former President ...

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We need $6m to run $217m UG Medical Centre – Gov’t

Deputy Minister of Health, Kingsley Aboagye Gyedu, has said an amount of 6 million US dollars is needed to begin operations at the University of Ghana Medical Centre. According to him, the first phase of the Medical Centre, which cost 217 million dollars to establish, is yet to be completed because of the lack of funds needed for its operationalization. “The hospital has ...

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