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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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Make Family Planning A Human Right Policy – NPC

The National Population Council (NPC) has called on government to institute family planning as a human right policy in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially goal four. In a statement to mark this year’s World Population Day, the Northern Regional Secretariat of the NPC said, the Council …

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190-bed hospital structure rotting away in Bekwai June 27, 2018

A 190-bed capacity structure for the Bekwai Municipal Hospital in the Ashanti region is rotting away as authorities have since 2013 abandoned it. No actionable effort has been made to complete the facility, started by the late Prof. Evans Atta Mills in 2010, despite several appeal by the chief and …

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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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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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H1N1 outbreak: Vaccination extended to health workers who attended to KUMACA students

Health personnel who attended to HIN1 flu-infected students of Kumasi Academy are to be vaccinated beginning Friday. Staff of KNUST Hospital — where three nurses contracted the disease — as well as Komfo Anokye, Manhyia and Kumasi South Hospitals, will receive the GC Flu vaccine. Students and teachers of KUMACA …

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KUMACA students to be vaccinated after 3 deaths

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) is expected to vaccinate students of Kumasi Academy (KUMACA) in the Ashanti Region after three died from alleged meningitis last week. GHS Director of Public Health, Dr Badu Sarkodie told Joy News Monday the Service is awaiting the autopsy reports to establish the cause of …

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Most old people in Africa have ‘Dementia’ – Samuel Frempong

The Mental Health Nurse of New Tafo Government hospital in the Eastern region, Mr. Samuel Frempong has stated that most old people in Africa are suffering from ‘Dementia.’ ”Dementia” is a general term for a decline in mental ability sever enough to interfere with daily life.” Example memory lost and …

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Volta, Brong Ahafo top in HIV prevalence

Per the report, Volta and Brong Ahafo regions recorded the highest prevalence rate of 2.7 percent for 2016, which is above the national HIV prevalence of 2.4 percent. According to the Director-General of the Ghana AIDS Commission, Dr Mokowaa Blay Adu Gyamfi, the case is attributed to people not acting on …

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