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Drones for medical supplies essential – IMF boss

Posted: December 18, 2018 at 9:11 am   /   Editor's Choice, Health, Politics

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Mrs Christine Lagarde, has lauded the Rwandan Government’s decision to employ the use of drone technology to supply blood and other essential medical supplies to her citizens. According to Lagarde, the use of drones and other technological innovations are essential if sub-Saharan African countries are to […]

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Police expressed worry over tramadol abuse

Posted: December 16, 2018 at 11:46 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Health, Security

The Deputy Eastern Regional Police Public Relation Officer (DPRO) , Sergeant Gamado Francis has express worry over the abuse of tramadol by the youth especially in the Eastern Region. Mr Gamado explained that most murder cases reported recently involving the youth have been found to have a connection with tramadol abuse. Tramadol is a drug […]

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Posted: December 16, 2018 at 11:31 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Featured, Health

Ghana has come far and can no longer toy with the health of its Citizens like what we witnessed 9years ago. The facts 1. The drones brouhaha is a medical services delivery system. It was contracted by Zipline. The only company in the world based in U.S which is into drone technology. As part of […]

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Drone Project Is Fantastic, Consultation With GMA Is Secondary – Lawyer Kofi Abotsi

Posted: December 15, 2018 at 10:53 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Health, Politics

The former dean of the faculty of law at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Lawyer Ernest Kofi Abotsi has discounted claims that government and the Ministry of health should have consulted the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) before seeking to sign a service agreement with the California based firm Zipline for the […]

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Single dose of tramadol can produce euphoria similar to heroin – FDA

Posted: December 15, 2018 at 10:29 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Health

A single dose of 75 milligrams (mg) of tramadol can produce euphoria similar to heroin, something the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) say poses serious danger to public health. The Authority is concerned that despite the increased public education about the dangers of abuse of the drug, there were still unapproved quantities being sold in […]

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Doctors, nurses in rampant extortion at Tamale Hospital – Joy News uncovers

Posted: December 13, 2018 at 11:07 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Health

Some doctors and nurses at the Tamale Teaching Hospital in the Northern region have been caught extorting monies from patients despite free healthcare services under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). Joy News’ Kwetey Nartey and Hashmin Mohammed, in an explosive investigative documentary, filmed health officials demanding that patients pay what they describe as “ward […]

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Posted: December 13, 2018 at 11:03 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Health, Politics

First Lady of the Republic of Ghana, and Founder of The Rebecca Foundation, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo has joined staff and patients of the Princess Marie Louise Hospital to celebrate their End of Year Get-together at the Hospital premises, in Accra. Mrs. Akufo-Addo first visited the hospital’s wards where she interacted with some staff as well […]

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Health Minister justifies drone delivery health system

Posted: December 12, 2018 at 12:55 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Health, Politics

Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu, has defended the implementation of the newly approved drone delivery health system. His defence comes on the back of controversies surrounding the introduction of medical drones for distribution of health essentials in emergencies. The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) insists drone delivery services are not a priority and demand it […]

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Bawumia briefed GMA on drone project in November – GHS replies doctors

Posted: December 12, 2018 at 12:53 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Health, Politics

The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare has challenged claims by the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) that they were not consulted on the controversial drone agreement between the government of Ghana and Zipline Ghana Limited. According to him, Vice President Dr. Bawumia spent about 20 minutes explaining the drone project to members […]

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Veep Bawumia’s Treatment Of Lepers Has Made Me The Happiest Man – Father Campbell

Posted: December 10, 2018 at 5:38 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Featured, Health, Politics

The head of the Weija Leprosarium and arguably the face of efforts to provide care to persons afflicted by leprosy, Rev Fr Andrew Campbell, has showered praise on the Vice President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia for his well-publicised efforts at fighting the stigma faced by cured lepers. Father Campbell is especially proud of […]

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