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Physician assistants demand posting; vow to sleep at Health Ministry

About 20 physician assistants who graduated in 2015, besieged the Ministry of Health on Monday over their delayed posting. According to the physician assistants, over 115 of their fellow professionals have not been posted between 2013 and 2015. They have thus vowed to sleep at the premises of the Ministry until their demands are met, just like others have done ...

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UG Medical Centre hasn’t been handed over to us – Health Ministry  

The Health Ministry has disclosed that the despite the completion of the first phase of the 597-bed capacity University of Ghana Medical Centre, it has not been operational because the facility has not been officially handed over to the Ministry. The facility has not been operational since its completion in November 2016, however, there are reports of disagreements over the ...

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Bear with us, you’ll be posted – Gov’t to unemployed doctors

The Health Ministry is pleading with the 0ver 200 unemployed doctors awaiting financial clearance for posting, to consider the country’s financial constraints and wait a little while longer. The Ministry’s Public Relations Officer, Robert Cujdoe, explained on Eyewitness News that their delay in posting was because financial clearance had not yet been given for the doctors. The commitment of the ...

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‘Unfit’ Ambulances weren’t inspected before purchase – Ambulance Service

The failure of government’s technical team to inspect the production of 200 ambulances caused the country to incur a $2.4 million loss as it only discovered the vehicles were unfit for the purpose after it was received from the manufacturers. According to the Executive Director of the National Ambulance Service, Prof. Ahmed Zakariah, there should have been inspections at various levels of ...

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EOCO to probe $2.4m purchase of sub-standard ambulances

The Ministry of Health has referred the undocumented purchase of some 30 ambulances estimated at $2.4 million, under the Mahama administration, to the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) for investigations. 30 out of 200 ambulances procured by the Ministry of Health in 2016, did not meet specifications, compelling the ministry to suspend the purchase and distribution of the ambulances ...

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Don’t frustrate doctors with new quota system – GMA warns

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has charged the Ministry of Health to be transparent in the application of the new quota system for employing medical professionals. Under that system, doctors will be posted to government health centers based on the number of vacancies available in specific regions. The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare who announced the ...

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Over 500 nurses employed by health sector

The leadership of the Coalition of Bonded Allied Health Professionals, has confirmed that, over 500 of their members have been notified of their employment. According to them, the recruitment is a result of the protests they held at the Ministry of Health over their unemployment. Solomon Yeboah, the president of the Coalition of Bonded Allied Health Professionals, who spoke to ...

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Health Ministry defends trainee nurses quota system

The government’s introduction of a quota admission system for nursing trainee schools is to help improve the quality of nurses in the country, according to the Ministry of Health. The Ministry believes this will allow training institutions to produce nurses to meet the demands of the health sector, thus reducing unemployment. This new directive means public and private institutions accredited to ...

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Unemployed nurses clash with Health Ministry security men

A group of unemployed nurses picketing the Ministry of Health to demand immediate posting clashed with some security personnel at the Ministry who tried to stop them from entering the Ministry’s compound earlier this morning. The personnel had locked the main gate to the Ministry’s compound but the agitated nurses forced their way onto the compound triggering a fierce challenge ...

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Captain Smart unveiled as Ambulance Service Ambassador

Broadcast Journalist, Captain Smart has been unveiled as Ambassador for the Ghana National Ambulance Service’s ‘Operation Save a Soul’ campaign. Captain Smart, who also hosts Adom FM’s morning show, Dwaso Nsem has a mandate of leading a team to solicit for support and resources for the Ambulance Service which is said to be under-resourced. Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, Deputy Minister ...

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