Tag Archives: Kwaku Agyemang-Manu

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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$50m needed to complete UG Medical Center – Minister

The Ministry of Health says it is hoping to secure USD 50 million for the completion of phase 1, and the development of the phase 2 of the University of Ghana Medical Centre. This is in spite of reports that the phase 1 is largely complete and ready for use, but the government is in a tussle with the University ...

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Gov’t employs over 200 additional nurses   

Government has secured clearance for the recruitment of over 200 nurses and health professionals, according to the Minister of Health Kwaku Agyeman Manu. This adds up to the over 16,000 nurses already admitted into the health sector. “So far this year, we have employed just about sixteen thousand of these nurses who were sitting home. In the course of this ...

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Nursing allowance can’t be restored without a ceremony – Minister

The Akufo-Addo government feels that simply paying nursing allowance without any fanfare would not do enough justice to the return of such a policy. The launch of the restoration of the nurses’ trainee allowance, set for to take place in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region on October 10, will see about 58,000 trainee nurses and midwives receive their monthly ...

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Parliament approves GH¢2.2m for NHIS

Parliament has approved the formula for the disbursement of the National Health Insurance Fund for 2017. A total of 2.2 million Ghana Cedis has been allocated to the NHIS which has struggled in recent times due to delays in the release of funds, forcing service providers owed by the Scheme to withdraw their services. Speaking to Citi News’ Duke Mensah Opoku, ...

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Six key statements Kwaku Agyemang-Manu made at his vetting [Infographic]

Parliament’s Appointments committee on Tuesday [January 25] hosted the minister of Health nominee, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu to vet him for the ministerial portfolio. Mr Agyemang-Manu who was nominated by President Akufo-Addo about two weeks ago in his interaction with the committee shared his thoughts on things that needed to change within the country’s health sector. Below are 6 key statements Mr Agyemang-Manu ...

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