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

Ranking Member on Parliament's Finance Committee, Cassiel 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

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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

The CHPS compound at Tetegu had squatters living in it when visited recently

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

Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Health Minister

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

Dr. Thomas Anaba

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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Bonded Nurses issue 10-day ultimatum over delayed posting


The Coalition of Unemployed Bonded Diploma Nurses, has issued a ten-day ultimatum to the Ministry of Health to effect their financial clearance for onward posting. The group, which has over the last two days been picketing at the premises of the Ministry, has subsequently suspended its protest. Addressing a press briefing today [Wednesday], the leader of the group, Abdul Ganiu, ...

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Resolute jobless nurses protest overnight at Health Ministry


The Coalition of Unemployed Diploma Nurses on Tuesday evening passed the night at the premises of the Health Ministry amidst rain and cold weather, as they continued picketing in demand of financial clearance and posting. There were close to 40 nurses who pitched camp outside the Health Ministry, as Tuesday marked the second day of their picketing at the ministry. ...

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