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At least seven people have died and the death toll is still rising at the Tamale Teaching Hospital following management’s decision to abandon a faulty oxygen producing machine, which serves as a supply point for many health centers in the three regions in the North. Sources say the faulty oxygen...
Ghana may soon import drinking water from neighbouring countries if illegal mining also known ‘galamsey’ is not checked. According to the Director for Natural Resources at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),  Carl Fiati, if government does not curb illegal mining, Ghana may soon lose all of its water bodies. “We anticipated...
Part of the Police Hospital is to be closed to the public from Friday, February 3 to Monday, February 6, 2017. The closure is to allow management to carry out an intended fumigation at selected units and departments. The targeted units include the Paediatric and out-patient departments, Radiology Unit, Dental Unit,...

Health Minister Nominee, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, believes that more substantive parameters, beyond membership figures, should be used to assess the effectiveness of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). The NHIS has a utilization rate of about 33 million, and a membership of 11 million persons as pointed out by a member...
The Ashanti Regional Health Directorate of the Ghana health service has revealed that 7,501 women died from the termination of unwanted pregnancies between 2014 and the end of 2015. This, according to the service makes abortion the 3rd cause of maternal deaths in the Kumasi metropolis. Dr. kwasi Yeboah Awudzi, Ashanti...
At least 669 persons have died from HIV/AIDS with 698 new infections recorded in the Upper East Region, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has announced. A report compiled in 2015 and cited this month by the Upper East Regional Health Directorate has also revealed that 6,397 people are living with...
The Mental Health Authority has ordered management of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital to discharge more than 300 patients on admission at the facility. Nurses at the hospital started an indefinite strike today in protest at the indecent conditions at work and government’s failure to provide them with basic supplies. This action...
Fifteen people died of rabies in the Ashanti Region, last year the Regional Director of Veterinary Services Department (VSD) has announced. Dr Albert Kwansah-Filson said the figure could be higher as “many cases in the communities are not reported”. He put the number of cases of the preventable viral disease transmitted through the bite of...
Following several fruitless attempts by the leadership of the nurses to get lasting solution to the problems that has persisted for years, exposed patients and staff to high risk of infection, and which has become major source of aggression towards staff and other vulnerable patients, we have been compelled...
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