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Dr cuts oxygen supply
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Baby dies as doctor cuts oxygen supply over nonpayment of GHC533 bill

A nine-week-old baby boy has died at the St Gregory Hospital at Kasoa in the Central Region because his parents could not afford the cost of aiding his breathing with an oxygen machine. Little Prosper’s parents tell Joy News a medical doctor on duty pulled the plug from the oxygen […]

2 Doctors who are frustrated at the appalling emergency system
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Start suing hospitals and things will improve – Doctor advises

A medical practitioner says the best way to deal with medical negligence is to seek redress in the court of law. Samuel Odoi believes that until that is done, health officials will continue to take advantage of the lack of accountability in the system and cause even more damage than […]

Korle Bu Teaching Hospital
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No blood, no care; Korle-Bu turns away pregnant women

Scores of expectant mothers at the ante-natal clinic of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, were left stranded today [Monday], as health authorities insisted on compulsory blood donations from the patients before attending to them. The new directive, according to authorities, is to prevent the shortage of blood at the facility. […]

Lassa fever in Ondo, Nigeria
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Lassa fever: Ghana Health Service issues alert

The Ghana Health Services (GHS) has cautioned all Divisional Directors, Regional Deputy Directors of the Service and public health care facilities of the likelihood of outbreaks of Lassa fever in the country. The GHS in a release explained the disease has already affected several countries in West Africa with over […]

President Akufo-Addo and some nurses
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Nurses trainee allowance to cost Ghc 232 million in 2017 – Akufo-Addo

The restored monthly allowances of nurse-trainees will cost the government Gh¢232 million this academic year, according to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Restoring the allowance was an integral campaign message of Akufo-Addo going into the 2016 polls after the Mahama administration cancelled it in 2014. Speaking during the launch of […]

Flavia Anyesi, 4, at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda, has Burkitt lymphoma. She was first sent to a dentist to have a tooth pulled, but continued swelling in her jaw indicated to doctors that something else was wrong.
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As Cancer Tears Through Africa, Drug Makers Draw Up a Battle Plan

In a deal similar to the one that turned the tide against AIDS, manufacturers and charities will make chemotherapy drugs available in six poor countries at steep discounts. In a remarkable initiative modeled on the campaign against AIDS in Africa, two major pharmaceutical companies, working with the American Cancer Society, […]

Dr Beatrice Wiafe-Addai
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Stop squeezing your woman’s breasts – Dr. Wiafe tells men

The president of Breast Care International Dr. Beatrice Wiafe -Addai has urged men to handle the breast of women with care as it is a very fragile part of a woman’s anatomy. Speaking on the sidelines of the breast cancer awareness month which is celebrated in October every year, Dr. […]

Smoke from a factory in northern France
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New study shows air pollution may be causing kidney disease in the US

Add kidney disease to the list of health problems associated with air pollution. A team of scientists from Washington University in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System found an association between tiny particulate matter and kidney disease in two different data sets. The scientists compared […]

Abigail Afedzi
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3 year old girl detained at hospital for outstanding bill

Three-year-old Abigail Afedzi has been held hostage in the Isolation Ward of the Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre, of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital for her outstanding bills. Wrapped in bandages to cover her burns, she burst into loud cries when doctors she associated with the dressing of her burns […]

Kaku Agyeman Manu, Health Minister
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TB kills 23 in West Akyem

More than 23 persons have died of Tuberculosis (TB) in West Akyem Municipality of the Eastern Region, Today can report. The alarming spread of TB infections, according to health personnel in the area, needed to be curtailed. The Disease Control Officer at the Health Directorate, Mr. Moses Ali Laar, in […]