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KATH contaminated blood probe not transparent – Family rejects findings

The family that first raised the alarm of possible blood contamination at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) blood bank has said the probe that cleared the hospital of claims that it gave out blood with HIV and Syphilis was not transparent. In a statement following the pronouncement by the five-member Independent Committee …

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One constituency one ambulance in 2019 – Akufo-Addo promises

President Nana Akufo Addo has announced a game-changing tactic to solve the ambulance deficit in Ghana’s health sector. According to him, every constituency will get an ambulance in the early part of 2019.  That will raise the number of ambulances in the country to at least 275, a significant increase …

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Robbing the Sick: ‘My daughter died over delay in payment of ¢108’

Parents of a 16-year-old student who died at the Tamale Teaching Hospital is blaming health officials there for the death. They claim they demanded “processing fee” before they treat the girl. Her parents claim she was anemic. Her mother, Amaama Yakubu said, the health officials demanded GHȻ108 as processing fee …

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‘NHIS still covers minor dressing, suturing’

The management of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has said the scheme covers minor dressing and suturing.A statement issued by the Corporate Affairs Directorate of the NHIA on Tuesday, 18 September, said contrary to some reports that the scheme no longer covers such services, a patient with such problems …

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Psychiatrist predicts more suicides

Psychiatrist, Dr. Akwasi Osei, is warning that suicide cases could rise as the country progresses into a middle-income economy. Dr. Osei who is also the Chief Executive at the Mental Health Authority says attention must be paid to some of the psychological issues associated with countries whose economies have attained middle-income …

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Don’t Give Palm Oil As First Aid For Poisoning – Doctor

A paediatrician at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr Hilda Mantebea Boye, has cautioned against giving palm oil as first aid to children or persons who may accidentally drink poison or any other chemical. It is common to find many Ghanaians giving palm oil to people who drink poison or any …

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