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Ankaful psychiatric hospital
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Ankaful Psychiatric hospital to be closed down for lack of funds

The Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital in the Central Region has threatened to discharge over one hundred patients, due to the lack of funds to run the facility. The Acting Clinical Coordinator of the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital, Dr Emefa Dzide spoke about the distressing situation when members of the Church of Jesus […]

Puffer Fish
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Four people die in Alavanyo after eating fish

Four people have died in Alavanyo in the Volta Region in what has been described as food poisoning from a fish which looks like a puffer fish. Three others have also been hospitalized at the Margaret Marquart Catholic Hospital in Kpando after they ate the fish which is known by […]

Kwaku Agyeman Manu- Minister of Health
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Nursing schools asked to reduce intake of students

Public and private institutions accredited to train nurses in Ghana will reduce their intake by almost 1,600 this year. This follows a directive from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to the 75 accredited institutions training nurses in Ghana, including private ones, to admit students in accordance with an earlier […]

97' year group of UGMS, presenting items to Pro. Bamenla Goka
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300 Children die at Korle Bu Child Health annually

Some 300 out of the 6,000 children who are admitted annually to the Child Health Services (CHS) Department of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital die. “The five per cent who die annually are actually candidates for the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), but there is no such facility for children in […]

Some mental patients before their rescue
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16 Chained mentally challenged rescued at prayer camp

A team from the Mental Health Authority (MHA) stormed the Jesus Divine Prayer Camp at Fantsi Nyankumasi in the Central Region last Friday and released 16 mentally challenged people from chains. According to the Chief Psychiatrist and Chief Executive Officer of the MHA, Dr Akwasi Osei, who led the team, […]

Ghana nurses
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Nurses from public and private schools to be treated same – Dr Nsiah Asare

Graduates nurses from private institutions will now have same job opportunities to apply and work like their counterparts who have graduated from state-owned institutions following an announcement by government to stop bonding them. “They are also Ghanaians who pay their fees and taxes to the government so why do we […]

Malaria cases declining in Ghana
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Malaria cases declining in Ghana

Dr. Seidu Barikisu, the Northern Regional Focal Person for Malaria, has disclosed that malaria cases have reduced from 41.2 per cent to 25.4 per cent in the first quarter of this year. He said malaria case fatality had also declined from 0.68 to 0.31 in the first quarter of this […]

Ghana nurses
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Pregnant student nurses free to sit for exams – Health Ministry

Student nurses who get pregnant while in nursing training colleges can now have their babies while in school. This is because the regulation that bars them from getting pregnant while undertaking their course has been scrapped by the Ministry of Health. The decision comes on the back of incessant complaints […]

Ebola outbreak hit West Africa in 2014 - 2015
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Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At least one person has died after contracting the virus in the country’s north-east, the WHO says. The Congolese health ministry had notified the WHO of a “lab-confirmed case” of Ebola, it added on […]