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More Revelations As Medical Council Clears Wrongfully Dismissed Doctor To Practice

The Medical and Dental Council (MDC) of Ghana has cleared Dr Francis Ibrahim-Betonsi and renewed his licence to practise six years after losing his job under extremely controversial circumstances. Dr Ibrahim-Betonsi was wrongfully dismissed from the Ghana Health Service (GHS) in 2012 on grounds of alleged “possible delusional disorder” whilst …

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Fire Guts Hospital

Parts of the Mankranso Government Hospital were gutted by fire on Monday, which sent medical personnel and patients running to save their lives. According to an eye witness, the fire, which started around 5:40 am, spread quickly to the records room and labour ward of the hospital, including machines that …

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Dr. Asare Heads Korle Bu Hospital

The board of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), headed by Dr. Okoe Boye, has given approval for the appointment of Dr. Daniel Asare as the new chief executive officer (CEO) of the teaching hospital. The appointment comes less than two months since the inauguration of the board by Minister of Health, …

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Ghana Records 2 Cases Of Dengue Fever In 2 Children

A research conducted by a group of researchers at the West Africa Centre of Cell Biology and Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) at Legon and Nougochi Medical Institute, found two children in Accra reporting to the LEKMA Hospital in Teshie Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal Assembly, to have dengue virus serotype 2, which was …

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Government To Build 21 Hospitals To Tackle ‘Health Crisis’ – Health Minister

Government is undertaking ten projects that will see the construction of some 21 hospitals across the country. This forms part of measures to address concerns captured in Citi FM and Occupy Ghana’s petition demanding the operationalization of newly built health facilities in the country. According to the statement, signed by …

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NDC supporters Stone Agyeman-Manu Over ‘Mahama Project

Supporters of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) at Ajumako in the Central Region, on Thursday, 16 August 2018, hurled stones at the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, for going there to inaugurate a polyclinic and some health projects ostensibly started by the Mahama administration.          …

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70 Student Doctors Inducted Into Clinical Studies

Seventy student doctors of the University of Cape Coast School of Medical Science (UCCSMS) have been formally inducted into their clinical studies at a White Coat ceremony with a call on medical practitioners to practice with integrity and respect for human dignity. The Chairman of the Medical and Dental Council, …

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Minister Begs Tamale Hospital Staff

Northern Regional Minister Salifu Saeed has appealed to doctors, nurses and midwives of the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) to return to work to save lives at the facility. The minister assured the health workers that all necessary conditions, including a police post at the hospital, will be made available to …

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FDA Court In The Offing To Adjudicate Safety Matters

Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has said there are plans to establish a specialized court to preside over matters concerning food safety and drug abuse. The food and drugs regulator is seeking to crack the whip on violators of the country’s public health laws and check the rise in …

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Mother, Daughter Die During Labour At Same Hospital

A 42-year-old mother and her 25-year-old daughter have died during labour at the Assesewa Government Hospital. The deceased persons, Mable Maku Tekpertey and Sarah Tekpertey, mother and daughter respectively have been buried side by side at their Dawatrim village in near Assesewa. The bereaved family blames medical ineffectiveness at the …

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