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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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Unemployed nurses accuse health ministry of neglect

Members of a group of Unemployed Bonded Nurses are threatening to picket at the Ministry of Health over delays in their employment. They say their action is to impress upon the government to immediately employ them after years of being jobless. The group, made up of Registered Community Nurses, Registered General Nurses, Registered Mental Health Nurses and Registered Midwives is ...

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NPP gov’t hasn’t abandoned CHPS project – Health Ministry

Following the recent reports of some neglected Community-based Health Planning and Service (CHPS) compounds, the Health Ministry has downplayed suggestions the current government has abandoned  the CHPS project. Speaking on Eyewitness News, the Ministry’s Public Relations Officer, Robert Cudjoe said there the Akufo-Addo administration rather has plans to expand the project. “There are plans in place to ensure that we scale ...

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Couple demand justice for dead twin babies

A couple who lost their twin babies at the Tema General Hospital in 2010, as a result of alleged medical negligence, is demanding justice and answers from the Ministry of Health. According to the couple, the hospital has failed to provide convincing answers on what caused the death of the babies more than seven years after the unfortunate incident. In ...

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Distribute GOIL beds fairly – Health Ministry warns regional hospitals

The Ministry of Health has ordered the various the regional hospitals in the country to ensure a fair distribution of the 1,000 hospital beds donated to the Ministry by the Ghana Oil Company (GOIL). It said the GHȼ1.6 million worth of bed donation ought to be supplied to facilities where they are most needed especially in clinics, Community-based Health Planning ...

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Former Ridge Hospital boss sues gov’t over transfer

The former Medical Director of the Ridge Hospital in Accra, Dr. Thomas Anaba has sued government for reassigning him. He is however seeking an order from the court declaring that the decision of the Minister of Health “was unlawful and therefore null and void and of no effect whatsoever.” The former Ridge hospital boss is also seeking an order reinstating ...

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Pregnant student nurses free to sit for exams – Health Ministry

Student nurses who get pregnant while in nursing training colleges can now have their babies while in school. This is because the regulation that bars them from getting pregnant while undertaking their course has been scrapped by the Ministry of Health. The decision comes on the back of incessant complaints by some pregnant women who have been prevented from sitting ...

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Unemployed nurses sleep at Health Ministry to demand postings [Photos]

The Coalition of unposted Allied Health Professionals kept vigil at the premises of the Health Ministry last night (Monday) as part of their continued struggle for immediate clearance and posting. The group vowed not to leave the Ministry premises until they are cleared on Friday as promised by the Deputy Minister of Health, Tina Mensah. Speaking to Citi News, the ...

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