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‘Akufo-Addo’s ambulances’ to be distributed in 2020

Government has decided to distribute all 275 ambulances in January 2020, Minister for Special Development Initiative, Mavis Hawa Koomson has said. The reason, she explained, is to ensure a fair distribution of the ambulances across all 275 constituencies in the country. The first 48 ambulances, which arrived months ago are …

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GMA reveals health crisis in Ghana prisons

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has raised the alarm over the health crisis in Ghana’s prisons and called for urgent and comprehensive healthcare for inmates in various prisons across the country. It has identified overcrowding, drug abuse, poor diet and hygiene, infections and substandard healthcare as the cause of the …

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Ghana Medical Association threaten to withdraw services next week

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA), mother body of doctors in Ghana, has indicated that it will soon withdraw its services in the various government hospitals over the failure of government to address issues relating to conditions of service of its members. The health professionals gave the indication in a communiqué …

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Baffour Awuah is new Ghana Health Service boss

The Medical Director of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Dr. Baffour Awuah, has been appointed Director-General of the Ghana Health Service. According to a letter dated November 5, 2019, and signed by Executive Secretary to the President, Nana Bedietuo Asante, Dr. Awuah will head the GHS in an acting capacity “…pending …

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GHS boss Nsiah Asare reassigned to Presidency

The Director General of the Ghana Health Service Dr Nsiah Asare has been reassigned to the Presidency as advisor on health matters to the president. His reassignment took effect on November 1,2019. He is to be replaced by the deputy director general of the Ghana Health Service Dr. Anthony Ofosu, …

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Presec-Legon denies flu outbreak reports; urges calm

Senior Housemaster of the Presbyterian Boys Senior High School at Legon in Accra (Presec-Legon) has denied reports of a flu attack at the school. He has urged the public to remain calm. Mr Kofi Yesu said there was no cause for alarm because although school authorities have received reports from …

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Western region stroke cases increase by 176% in 7 years

The head of physiotherapy department at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital in the Western region has expressed worry over the growing number of cases of stroke in there, over the past seven years. She said the incidence of stroke has increased overwhelmingly from 13.1% in 2011 to 36.4% in 2018 …

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Pakistan to build medical camps in Ghana

The government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is expected to provide some medical camps in Ghana. The Ambassador of Pakistan to Ghana, Major General Waqar Ahmad Kingravi (RTD), made this known on Tuesday, 29 October 2019, in Accra, when he paid a courtesy call on Ghana’s Minister of Foreign …

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A/R: Fully equipped CHPS Compound abandoned at Kentikrono

Residents of Kentinkrono in the Oforikrom municipality of the Ashanti region are angry at the municipal assembly for their inability to open for services, a constructed and equipped Community-Based Health Planning and Service (CHPS) compound that have been left to rot for years. The health facility which was constructed by …

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