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Nurses at the Akrodie Health Centre in the in Asunafo North Municipality of the Brong Ahafo region are forced to use torch lights to deliver pregnant women of their babies. The situation has arisen due the absence of a standby power generating plant to serve the facility whenever power supply...
The husband of a 30-year-old pregnant woman who died with her unborn baby at the Suntreso Government Hospital in Kumasi because he could not immediately pay a GHS500 ‘doctor motivation fee’ has said he will sue the doctor involved and the hospital for medical negligence. He is blaming the death...
Authorities at the Suntreso Government Hospital in Kumasi have set up an independent committee to investigate the circumstances that led to the death of a pregnant woman, who was allegedly denied entry in Labour Ward by some health workers there.  The Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr. Agyarko Poku told...
A 30 year old pregnant woman lost her life, including her unborn baby at the Suntreso Government Hospital in Kumasi on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, when she was refused a medical attention during labour, an incident the family has accused the hospital authorities of negligence of duty. Angela Afriyie Agyemang,...
The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), has cautioned pregnant women against the use of pills, creams and others that serve as skin lightening agents since they could have an adverse effect on their unborn babies. Women who are also breastfeeding (lactating mothers) should desist from using those products because they...
Willing Ways Foundation and Rehabilitation Center, a Non-Governmental Organisation has began camping against tramadol abuse in the Ashanti's regional capital Kumasi.         The campaign began with a health walk from Adum pampaso through some principal streets of Kumasi and ended at Baba Yara sports stadium. In attendance were Kumawood...
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has announced the suspension of the Nurse Assistant (Clinical) and Nurse Assistant (Preventive) training programmes effective the 2019/2020 academic year. The decision was taken in consultation with the Health Ministry. A letter signed by the registrar of the NMC Felix Nyante said: “The Nursing and...
Recent happenings in Ghana all point to a divine warning from above to authorities to improve Emergency Health care systems in Ghana. We have seen the failure of our emergency health care system take away so many lives in the past. In the mist of our emotions and sorrows, we...
Spokesperson for the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi of the Ashanti region, Mr. Kwame Frimpong, has accused health authorities in the country for what he describes as unfair treatment of the Ashanti region in terms of hospital facilities. According to Mr. Frimpong, statistics available at Ministry of Health...
Whilst it's a good thing to expose corruption and other wrongs and wrong doers in our society, the greater good for the greater majority of the population should never be overlooked. As an Emergency Physician and a public health advocate, I was very distraught when I watched Number 12. In...
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