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The police, on Monday, 29 October 2018, halted a planned procession by aggrieved unposted nurses and midwives to the presidency to picket. The group, numbering about 150, comprised the Coalition of Concerned Bonded Nurses and Midwives; and Allied Health Professionals. The health workers converged on the Obra Spot near the Nkrumah...
The Ghana Health Service has issued an alert to all Regional Directors of Health Services and CEOs of Teaching Hospitals for Lassa Fever. The alert urged the various health institutions to enhance surveillance for Lassa fever and Acute Haemorrhagic Fevers in general. This alert follows the outbreak of the fever in...
Cabinet has approved $50 million for the second phase of the University of Ghana Medical Centre. The Health Minister, Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, told Parliament last Wednesday that the $50 million was the estimated cost of the second phase. He said the Ministry of Health would lay the request for the amount...
The Akufo-Addo government feels that simply paying nursing allowance without any fanfare would not do enough justice to the return of such a policy. The launch of the restoration of the nurses’ trainee allowance, set for to take place in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region on October 10, will...
A 60 year old health facility has been abandoned and left to rot at Akokoamong in the Ejisu-Juaben municipal in the Ashanti region, making the entire community difficult to access healthcare as they have to travel far for medical attention, a situation affecting their socio-economic development. The facility, built by...
Dr Anthony Nsiah Asare, the Director General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has challenged biomedical engineers to be innovative in their management and repairs of equipment to eliminate the huge wastage within the health sector. He said there was too much wastage in terms of broken down equipment, majority...
Authorities at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital have debunked claims by a mother that her baby, delivered at the facility is missing. Mother of the baby, Abigail Opoku, accuses hospital staff of underhand dealing in the disappearance of her child. According to Solomon Boakye Ansah, a motor mechanic and father of the...
Nurses and midwives in the country have threatened to lay down their tools next week unless the government takes steps to find postings for unemployed graduate nurses and midwives. In a press statement issued on August 31, the Coalition of Concerned Nurses and Midwives state, “some of these nurses and...
The Conference of Heads of Health Training Institutions (COHHETI) has thanked government for restoring the scrapped nursing trainee allowances. In 2014, the government of former president John Mahama cancelled the payment of all allowances, including nursing trainees’. The scraping of the allowances was met with grave disapproval, assuming a key weapon...
The Western Region Minister, Dr. Kweku Afriyie, has directed management of the three hospitals in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis treating victims of Tuesday’s gas explosion, to guard against the temptation to demand money from victims before administering the needed care. There were  complaints by some victims of the explosion that the...
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