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Government Doesn’t Owe You Employment – Agyeman-Manu To Jobless Nurses

The Health Minister, Kweku Agyeman-Manu has described the series of picketing by unemployed nurses to demand for posting as befuddling. The unemployed nurses across the country during one of their picketing exercises at the Health Ministry, where they were beaten by heavy downpour, told newsmen that they are gradually becoming …

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Lab Technicians Strike Today

The Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GAMLS) will withdraw its services across all public health centres in the country, effective today Monday, May 28, 2018. The Association are among other things fighting for a review of their conditions of service as well as ensure their challenges are acknowledged by …

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First Lady Confronts Pre-Eclampsia

First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo is calling for intensified efforts in tackling pre-eclampsia, which is responsible for the death of close to 100,000 pregnant women around the world annually and also accounts for a lot of infant mortality cases in Ghana. Although the cause of the condition remains unknown, early detection …

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Ghanaian Scientists Design Beads That Detect Pneumonia

Scientists at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital,  have designed a bead to detect early stages of pneumonia.  The beads, which are designed in the colours of the national flag, guide mothers to monitor the respiratory rate of children. Pneumonia remains the foremost cause …

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One Constituency, One Ambulance – Bawumia Announces

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has announced that the government has initiated processes to produced 275 ambulances to boost the operations of the National Ambulance Service. According to him, each constituency will be given one of the ambulances. Speaking at the opening of the 2018 Annual Health Summit organized …

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Private Clinics Dispute Akufo-Addo Over NHIS Debt Clearance Claim

The Association of Private Clinics has disputed claims by government that the outstanding 15 months of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) debt has been settled. Spokesperson of the Association, Samuel Donkor Boachie, said members who are owed by the government are yet to receive any monies from the outstanding payment. …

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Nationwide Immunisation Exercise Begins Next Week

The Ministry of Health would from Monday, April 23 to Sunday, April 29, jointly commemorate the Africa Vaccination Week and Child Health Promotion Week in all health facilities and outreach posts across the country. There would be immunization services, Vitamin A Supplementation, provision of Child Health Record Cards, Growth Promotion …

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Stop Dispensing Unpriscribed Tramadol – FDA Warns

Mr John Odai-Tettey, the Acting Central Regional Director of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has cautioned over-the-counter medicine sellers to desist from either stocking or selling prescribed medicines like Tramadol to patients. He pointed out that sellers who contravened the order would be made to face the full length …

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Taxis turned ambulances at Tain District Hospital

Taxis have become ‘alternative ambulances’ for referrals of critically ill patients at the Tain Government Hospital in the Brong Ahafo region due to lack of an ambulance. The only ambulance of the hospital, Starr News gathered, had been out of use for a long time and is currently parked on …

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Smoking ‘Shisha’ Can Lead To Breast Cancer – Expert Warns

Smoking of “shisha” and excessive alcohol intake have been identified as rising causes of breast cancer among the young people in the country, President of Breast Care International Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addae has revealed. She is also worried that breast cancer is fast increasing among the youth in Africa and …

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