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Expired drugs worth GHC400k destroyed at Tamale Hospital

Posted: September 18, 2017 at 11:35 am   /   Editor's Choice, Health

The Food and Drugs Authority in the Northern region is alarmed at the large quantity of expired drugs that were still kept at the Tamale Teaching Hospital, describing the development as unacceptable. The facility for the first time in 10 years on Friday, September 15, 2017 disposed of nearly GH¢400,000.00 worth of expired drugs since […]

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Nurses demand postings

Posted: September 15, 2017 at 2:20 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Health

Some 108 bonded Registered Diploma Community Nurses have called on the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, and the Registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council to provide them with jobs or “we would be forced to speak the language that the Ministry and government understand to demand what is rightfully ours”. The nurses said their names […]

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‘Unfit’ Ambulances Weren’t Inspected Before Purchase – Ambulance Service

Posted: September 15, 2017 at 1:35 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Health

The failure of government’s technical team to inspect the production of 200 ambulances caused the country to incur a $2.4 million loss as it only discovered the vehicles were unfit for the purpose after it was received from the manufacturers. According to the Executive Director of the National Ambulance Service, Prof. Ahmed Zakariah, there should have been inspections at […]

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KATH suspends new admissions over shortage of doctors

Posted: September 14, 2017 at 12:02 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Health

The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in the Ashanti Region has suspended new emergency admissions following an acute shortage of doctors at the facility. This was captured in an internal memo issued by the directorate of surgery to the Chief Executive Officer of the hospital and sighted by citifmonline.com. The memo stated that management of the […]

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Sugarcane extract may relieve stress-induced insomnia

Posted: September 11, 2017 at 12:37 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Food & Drinks, Health

A new study – published in the journal Scientific Reports – examines the effect of octacosanol in stressed sleep-deprived mice. The research was carried out by a team of scientists led by Mahesh K. Kaushik and Yoshihiro Urade, both of the International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine at the University of Tsukuba in Japan. Octacosanol […]

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Nursing And Midwifery Examination To Be Done Online From 2018

Posted: September 11, 2017 at 12:15 pm   /   Business, Education, Health

Licencing examination of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana will from July next year be conducted online. The new online system, according to the Council, is to ease the laborious processes associated with the manual system, as well as strengthen the examination capacity of the council. Registrar of the Council, Felix Nyante, announced this […]

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Sekondi hospital in limbo 4 years after sod-cutting ceremony

Posted: September 11, 2017 at 11:31 am   /   Editor's Choice, Health, Politics

The Sekondi district hospital is among the six district hospitals that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government under the leadership of former president John Dramani Mahama promised to complete. It was a turnkey arrangement with Messrs NMS Infrastructure and Barclays Bank Plc, London at an estimated cost of US$175m. The six district hospitals were supposed […]

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MEDICAL FITNES

Posted: September 7, 2017 at 11:41 am   /   Articles, Editor's Choice, Featured, Health

HIGH BP ———- 120/80 — Normal 130/85 –Normal (Control) 140/90 — High 150/95 — V.High —————————- PULSE ——– 72 per minute (standard) 60 — 80 p.m. (Normal) 40 — 180 p.m.(abnormal) —————————- TEMPERATURE —————– 98.4 F (Normal) 99.0 F Above (Fever) Please help your Relatives, Friends by sharing this information…. Heart Attacks And Drinking Warm […]

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5 Nurses suspended after admiring a patient’s genitals

Posted: September 7, 2017 at 10:54 am   /   Editor's Choice, Health, World News

Five nurses at the Denver Health Medical Center were suspended for three weeks after they admired a man’s genitals, both while he was incapacitated at the hospital and after he died. The incidents occurred between March 31 and April 3, 2017, but weren’t reported until May 8, according to Denver7 News. In one of the […]

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Woman loses daughter due to delay in paying GhC10 for folder

Posted: September 6, 2017 at 1:57 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Health

A 35-year-old woman in the Bawku West District of the Upper East Region has called on the Management of the National Health Insurance Scheme to investigate why she was asked to pay GHc10.00 for a folder before her daughter could receive medical care at the Zebilla Government Hospital. She wants the Officer in charge of […]

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