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‘Contaminated’ drugs possible cause of injection deaths – FDA

FDA CEO, Delese Mimi Darko

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has said the deaths of three persons at the New Senchi Health Centre at Akrade in the Eastern Region from some injections may have been caused by contaminated medication. The medication in question, o.9% Normal Saline, is believed to have been contaminated after being used multiple times, according to a statement from the FDA. ...

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E/R: GHS probes mysterious deaths from injections

A team of personnel from the Ghana Health Service (GHS) is currently probing deaths of three persons who reportedly died after receiving some injections at the New Senchi Health Centre at Akrade in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern region Two others are also in critical condition. The Director of Public Health at Ghana Health Service, Dr. Badu Sarkodie confirmed the ...

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Ghana records first case of ‘deadly’ XDR Tuberculosis

The Ghana Health Service has confirmed that Ghana has recorded its first case of  extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Tuberculosis (TB). According to the Service, the victim of the extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis has been confirmed dead. The rare type of TB known as XDR TB does not respond to standard treatment with first-line anti-TB drugs, and can take up to two years ...

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You can’t force MoH to post you – GHS to picketing graduates

Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare

The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare, has criticised the growing trend of health professional graduates resorting to picketing at the Health Ministry to demand financial clearance and posting. He said these aggrieved graduates cannot expect the government to employ when there is no budgetary allocation for them. “There is nowhere in the world that somebody finishes school and ...

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Don’t refer suspected Lassa Fever cases – Hospitals told

Doctors attend to a Lassa fever patient

The Ghana Health Service has directed health facilities in the country not to refer any suspected Lassa fever cases to Tema General Hospital or any higher institution. Health facilities from CHPS compound to higher institutions must create a small holding place to observe patients and take their samples for testing. Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare, Director-General of the GHS, gave the ...

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GHS issues Lassa fever alert after 31 die in Nigeria outbreak

Doctors attend to a Lassa fever patient

The Ghana Health Service has issued an alert to all Regional Directors of Health Services and CEOs of Teaching Hospitals for Lassa Fever. The alert urged the various health institutions to enhance surveillance for Lassa fever and Acute Haemorrhagic Fevers in general. This alert follows the outbreak of the fever in Nigeria which has claimed 31 lives. “The Ministry of ...

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Nungua: Completed Teshie CHPS compound abandoned; new one constructed nearby

The Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal Assembly has begun construction of a new CHPS compound at Nungua after abandoning a completed one nearby at Teshie Camp 2 non-operational for more than 12 months. The Teshie camp 2 facility was completed in 2016, however, it has not been put to use by the Assembly, leaving residents with no option than to seek medical ...

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PAC’s ‘soft’ sanctions over auction ‘rot’ at MoFA, GHS rejected

Parliament has rejected the Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) recommendations with respect to the disposal of some government vehicles at the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, and the Ghana Health Service. Speaking in Parliament on Thursday, the First Deputy Speaker, Joe Osei-Owusu, was of the view that, some officials who were complicit in the improper disposal of the said vehicles were ...

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Meningitis kills Asamankese SHS student, 60 under surveillance

The Ghana Health Service has put over 60 people under surveillance after a student of the Asamankese Senior High School (SHS) in the Eastern Region died of meningitis. The death, which is the second in the Eastern Region after one at the Koforidua Secondary Technical School, brings to six the number of meningitis related deaths among students nationwide. The student ...

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Cause of KUMACA deaths not yet confirmed – GHS

Despite suggestions from the Health Ministry that the deaths of four students at the Kumasi Academy in the Ashanti Region were caused by acute respiratory infections, the Ghana Health Service has said that it would be too early to comprehensively state that the cause of those deaths had been determined. According to the Director of Public Health at GHS, Dr. Badu ...

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