Expired malaria test kits on the market – FDA warns

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) is alerting the general public to beware of an expired malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) kit being offered for sale on the market. According to the FDA, investigations have established the fact that some persons have tampered with the product information on the said expired kit. A statement issued on Friday and signed by […]

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Woman, 30, and unborn child died over lack of beds – Suntreso hospital

The management of Suntreso Government Hospital in Kumasi, Ashanti region, have attributed the death of a 30-year-old pregnant woman and her unborn baby to inadequate beds at the theatre. It was reported that the 30-year-old pregnant woman died at the Suntreso Government Hospital on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, after the health facility refused her entry into the labour ward because […]

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First Lady expresses concern over unprofessionalism of some health workers

First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has described as worrying and tragic, the apparent lack of professionalism and compassion on the part of some health workers, that has led to some tragedies at various health facilities in the country. She said such negative acts have resulted in deaths, disability and prolonged treatment periods for some Ghanaians. She indicated that not all […]

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Korle Bu staff in tears over Anyah’s departure

The staff of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) for the time in recent history organised a send-off party for its departing Chief Executive Officer (CEOs) and the beneficiary is Dr Felix Anyah. The staff, who have been at loggerheads with most of the past CEOs, this time shed tears and gave memorable testimonies about Dr. Anyah’s tenure at the beleaguered […]

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Government, UG to jointly run medical centre – MP

Management of the University of Ghana and government will jointly run the university’s $217 million Medical centres. This was disclosed by the Member of Parliament for the Adentan constituency, Yaw Buaben Asamoah. Confusion over who manages the health centre has led to a delay in operationalising it although the first phase of the facility had been completed and commissioned by […]

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Lab technicians begin nationwide strike today

The Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GAMLS) has served notice that it will embark on a strike starting Monday, May 28, 2018. They will withdraw services like blood transfusion and surveillance support. This, according to the Association, is a strategy to have their challenges acknowledged by medical superintendents and directors, to ensure that citizen benefit from an effective health care system. […]

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250 mentally ill in ‘detention’

Two hundred and fifty mentally ill patients have been abandoned by their relations for many years at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital (APH). The neglected in-patients, who constitute more than half of the total population of inmates at the facility, include both male and female adults with a few children who are being catered for by the hospital authorities. The situation […]

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