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V/R: MoH, partners to distribute 1 million mosquito nets

MoH distributes 1 million mosquito nets in Volta

More than one million Long Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLIN) are to be distributed in the Volta Region by the Ministry of Health and its partners to help fight malaria infections. A total number of 2,240,202 registered people across the 25 districts of the Volta region are expected to benefit from the distribution of 1,414,62 Long Lasting Insecticide Nets. The distribution ...

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MoH urges Ghanaians to keep calm over Lassa Fever

Kwaku Agyemang Manu, Minister of Health

The Ministry of Health has urged the public to be calm following the death of a 26-year-old man from Lassa fever last week. The deceased was on admission at the Tema General Hospital with general body weakness, severe headaches and profuse vomiting of blood clots. Prior to his admission, he was said to have traveled through the Eastern, Volta and ...

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‘Broken down MRI machines my major concern’- Agyeman Manu

Kwaku Agyemang Manu, Minister of Health

The Ministry of Health has admitted to serious challenges with MRI machines in most government health facilities. A number of Ghanaians have complained to Citi News that they are forced to pay exorbitant fees at private health facilities for MRI scans due to the breakdown of government-owned machines. Speaking to Citi News, the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu, said although they are working ...

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Over 200 jobless nurses vow to sleep at MoH over delayed postings

At least 200 graduate nurses on Monday morning besieged the premises of the Ministry of Health to demand posting to work in health facilities across the country. The graduates said several appeals to the Ministry for employment after they completed school in 2016, have not yielded results. Citi News’ Michael Ogbodu reported that some of the nurses were clad in ...

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Ankaful Hospital Director asked to temporarily step aside

The Ministry of Health has asked the embattled Director of the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital, Dr. Eugene Dordoye to relinquish his position temporarily. The decision was arrived at after an emergency meeting today [Friday] between the Ministry and the medical director. The nurses and physician assistants at the facility withdrew their services earlier this week, and demanded that Dr. Dordoye’s appointment ...

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Health Ministry holds emergency meeting over Ankaful impasse

The Ministry of Health will today [Friday], hold an emergency meeting to fashion out a strategy to deal with the impasse at the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital in the Central Region. The Ministry hopes to resolve the growing resentment of staff of the facility against their director, Dr. Eugene Dordoye, which has seen the staff declaring a strike for the second ...

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Bonded jobless nurses picket again at Health Ministry

nurses protest

Scores of bonded unemployed nurses and midwives on Tuesday besieged the premises of the Ministry of Health to demand posting. The trained health professionals said they have been idling at home for the past two years after successfully leaving school and completing their mandatory national service. The spokesperson of the group, Daniel Obuor, said the Ministry has failed to respond ...

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Nana Addo must end UG Medical Centre impasse – GMA

The Ghana Medical Association [GMA], has called on President Nana Akufo-Addo to bring to an end to what it describes as the “unhealthy tussle” over the $217 million University of Ghana Medical Centre. In a statement issued after a meeting of the National Executive Council of the GMA, the Association stressed that “there should be a speedy and amicable solution to ...

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Be patient, you’ll be posted soon – MoH to junior doctors

The Ministry of Health has assured jobless junior doctors in the country that they will be posted soon. According to the Ministry, it is in talks with the Finance Ministry to release funds for the doctor’s clearance and posting. Speaking to Citi News, the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Health, Robert Cudjoe, explained that “the policy of the ...

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Trainee nurses to be paid allowances by end of week – Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health has assured trainee nurses that their allowances will be paid by the end of this week. The issue of allowance for trainee nurses became a major campaign point in the 2016 elections after the New Patriotic Party (NPP) promised to restore the payments which were scrapped by the Mahama government. The government restored the allowances of GH¢400, effective ...

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