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FDA intensifies surveillance to stop sale of Listeriosis meat products

The Food and Drugs Authority has announced that it has intensified post-market surveillance to make sure that meat products that have been affected by the listeria bacteria are recalled. “We have a full alert at the port of entry to make sure that those products will not come in. We’ve intensified post-market surveillance throughout the Easter period, we will be ...

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Stop picketing; we’ll employ 32,000 nurses this year – Gov’t

Government has told graduate nurses to stop picketing at the Health Ministry as plans are far advanced to employ them this year, 2018. Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, at a news conference today [Tuesday], said the Finance Ministry has given clearance for them to be employed. He however did not state specifically which month they will be engaged. “This year, government ...

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‘2020 we go show Nana’ – Jobless graduate nurses continue protests

Some unemployed graduate nurses demanding posting have returned to the Health Ministry to picket after they were dispersed by the police last night. The protesting nurses were chanting “2020 we go show Nana” to convey their displeasure with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government. This is after over 200 of them on Monday picketed at the Ministry to mount pressure ...

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More jobless nurses demand immediate posting

Some 9,000 nurses and midwives in the country have expressed their frustration with government’s delay in employing and posting them to the various health institutions across the country. They lamented that two years since completing their training, they are yet to be posted by government. Speaking in an interview with Citi News, the National President of a group of nurses, ...

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Sell UG Medical Centre to private entity – Casely-Hayford

Following the tussle between University of Ghana and government over the $217 million University of Ghana Medical Centre, anti corruption campaigner, Sydney Casely Hayford has suggested that the facility should be sold to a private entity to ensure its efficient management. Sources closely involved with the project had early on revealed to Citi News that an agreement was signed between ...

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No cause for alarm; Health Ministry allays fears of Listeriosis in Ghana

Kwaku Agyemang Manu, Minister of Health

Government says it has beefed up surveillance in the country to forestall the outbreak and spread of Listeriosis, a type of food poisoning caused by a bacteria known as Listeria monocytogenes, which is causing havoc in South Africa. The Republic of Rwanda had earlier warned Ghana to ban the importation of some food products from South Africa to avert the ...

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Arrival of Swine flu vaccines to delay – Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health has indicated that the delivery of vaccines for the H1N1 Influenza Type A  to various schools will delay. The vaccines were expected to arrive over the weekend, but the Ministry in a press statement said suppliers had indicated that there will be a slight delay in the delivery. “The Ministry of Health with the support of ...

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KUMACA deaths: Test results not ready – Health Minister

The Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, has told Parliament that his outfit is still waiting for the results of tests being conducted on blood samples of students from the Kumasi Academy (KUMACA), to determine the cause of the recent deaths at the school. Four students have died in the last week because of an unidentified ailment, prompting panicked parents to ...

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Removing Ankaful Director will set bad precedent – Gov’t

The Ministry of Health says it will not remove the embattled Medical Director of the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital, Dr. Eugene Dordoye. Despite the growing demand for his removal by the staff, the Ministry says removing him would serve as a bad precedent. The Nurses at the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital in the Central Region, have laid down their tools, in an ...

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I didn’t sanction payment for ‘useless’ ambulances – Ato Forson

Former Deputy Finance Minister, Cassiel Ato Forson,  has denied media reports suggesting that he sanctioned the purchase of some ambulances that were declared unfit to be used for that purpose. The country incurred a $2.4 million loss after 30 ambulances were procured in 2014 by the Ministry of Health, but were later found to be faulty. With 200 ambulances originally supposed to ...

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