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Health

Rotational nurses and midwives lament over delayed salary payments

The Rotational Nurses and Midwives Association (RNMA) is demanding the payment of salaries of its members. According to RNMA, the government still owes its members, salary arrears of eight months. It also said the COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on the nurses and midwives financially. Speaking to Citi News, …

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Covid vaccine: Pfizer says it’s ‘94% effective in over-65s’

The coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech appears to protect 94% of adults over 65 years old. More data released from their ongoing phase three trial suggests it works equally well in people of all ages, races and ethnicities. The companies say they will now apply for authorisation for …

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Are we headed for a second lockdown: Ghana and Coronavirus

Over the past couple of weeks, the latest data suggests that Ghana may be heading into the second wave of Coronavirus infections, just like the ongoing trend in many countries in the western hemisphere. In turn, this is raising worries that government may be forced to respond by re-instituting socio-economic …

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GHS to begin Phase B of yellow fever vaccination exercise

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) is to begin Phase B of yellow fever Preventive Mass Vaccination Campaign (PMVC) to immunise the public against the disease in two districts of the Volta Region.The one-week exercise is slated to start from November 12 to 18, 2020 in Akatsi North and Agotime-Ziope and …

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NHIS to enrol 4 million subscribers

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is on course to enrol four million subscribers by December 2020. The Authority which now has over 12 million members, says it was embarking on a membership drive that involved awareness creation and mobilisation. Mr. Elliot Asante, Accra Regional Operations Manager, disclosed this to …

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Ho: Investigations into fire explosion at Mighty Gas Station begins

Investigations are underway to unravel circumstances that led to Wednesday morning’s fire at the premises of the Mighty Gas Station in Ho in the Volta Region. A statement from the management of the gas filling station noted that: “the cause of the accident is currently unknown and still under investigation by …

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People who regularly eat chilli peppers live longer – Study

Regularly eating chilli peppers could provide previously unrecognised health benefits helping to lengthen people’s lives, a new study suggests. Chilli eaters may have a “significantly reduced risk of dying from cardiovascular disease or cancer”, according to preliminary research which will be presented this week at the American Heart Association’s Scientific …

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Coronavirus: Ghana to go on another lockdown – GMA

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has warned that Ghana is likely to head into another lockdown if the country’s Coronavirus cases continue to rise.“If we don’t take care of ourselves, and looking at the trajectory, we might have to go back to lockdown but if that can be avoided, why …

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Our delusion about defeating Covid-19 got the best of us – GMA

The Greater Accra Regional Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) says the increase in active Covid-19 cases in Ghana is evidence that the country never defeated the virus. According to Dr. Winfred Baah, the reduced number of cases and related deaths only made health professions, the citizenry and government …

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