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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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Struggling Ambulance service to get funding from Insurance Commission, NHIS

Government says it is considering a number of measures to solve imminent health crisis confronting the nation due to inadequate health facilities and a deficient emergency response system. Among some options available to it, government is considering slicing funds from the National Insurance Commission, National Health Insurance Scheme and the …

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New tariffs could hurt Tilapia’s popularity

Tilapia’s rise to ubiquity across U.S. restaurants and seafood aisles over the past decade has been rapid. Now that the Trump administration has targeted Chinese seafood with a 10 percent tariff, its golden age may be coming to an end. The fish, popular for its mild taste and low cost, …

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NHIS may grind to a halt in 12 months – NHIA Boss

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) may not exist as we know it in 12 months time because of its financing challenges, the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) CEO, Dr. Samuel Annor, has admitted. Responding to concerns from Health Insurance Providers Association that the NHIS would be dead in a year’s time …

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UG Medical Center to begin operations on July 18

The Ministries of Information and Health, together with the Interim Management Committee of the University of Ghana Medical Centre, have indicated that all is set for the facility to begin operations on, July 18, 2018. The government announced the opening date after persistent outrage over the abandonment of the$217 million …

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NHIS has run out of funds – Dr. Samuel Annor

Dr. Samuel Yaw Annor, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) on Tuesday said the scheme had run out of funds to operate. He said the scheme had zero reserves and owed service providers huge sums of money and appealed for ways of getting funds to …

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VR on track to achieving 90-90-90 goal

Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, Volta Regional Minister, has said the Region was on its way to achieving the United Nations AIDS 90-90-90 Global Fast Track Target by 2020. He said data available from the Volta Regional Health Directorate, had shown an increase in HIV testing across the Region from 49,502 …

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