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No-bed syndrome: Health expert blames overload at Korle Bu on poor referral system

The situation where major hospitals like the Korle Bu Teaching hospital are overwhelmed with alarming number of emergency cases while others like the Ridge Hospital are relatively stable is merely due to the ‘poor’ referral system in Ghana’s hospitals, Head of the Emergency Unit at the Accra Regional Hospital, Dr. Emmanuel Ahiable has said. Speaking on the back of the… Read More
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Photos : Ghana’s Premier hospital KORLE BU choked; patients treated on the BARE floor

A sad development is currently unfolding at Ghana’s premier hospital, the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in which patients are sleeping on the bare floor to receive treatment due to the absence of beds, MyNewsGH.com has learnt. This situation is not new across the country as owing to the order that no hospital should turn away patients due to lack of… Read More
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Ghanaians deserve better- Ghana Medical Association to government

As the recurrent discussion about Ghana’s poor healthcare service, especially emergency care, resurfaces, the Ghana Medical Association wants citizens to charge at the government for change. Deputy General Secretary of the Association, Dr. Titus Beyuo, told Joy FM’s Super Morning Show on Tuesday that the deterioration at Ghana’s biggest hospital, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) and other government facilities across… Read More
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Adolescent girls warned against the use of rags during menses

Ms. Rosemond Owusu Ansah, Reproductive and Child Health Officer at Ahwerewa Health Centre in the Sekyere East District has warned adolescent girls, especially those in rural communities against using rags and other unhygienic items during their menstrual periods. This practice, she said could lead to infections and contraction of vaginal diseases, which could become a burden in their future lives.… Read More
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Injection deaths: Senchi health worker was operating illegally – GHS

The Ghana Health Service says the health practitioner who administered the injections that are suspected to have led to three deaths at the New Senchi Health Center in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region, had been operating illegally. According to the Service, the man, who has been identified as James Yeboah, had not been authorised to offer such healthcare… Read More
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FDA dispatches Pharmacovigilance to investigate deaths at health centre

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has said a Pharmacovigilance team from the Eastern Regional Office has been dispatched to the New Senchi Health Centre at Akrade in the Eastern Region to investigate injection reaction reports, which led to the death of three patients. It said serious adverse reactions described as injection site abscess, skin necrosis and ulcers were reported… Read More
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GHS to employ 27,000 health professionals in 2018

Director- General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, says the government has made budgetary allocation to employ a total of 27,000 health professionals this year as against 16,000 engaged in 2017. According to the Director-General, the huge backlog of unemployed health professionals to be engaged would be Pharmacists, Accountants, Administrators, Nurses, Doctors, Laboratory Scientists and other paramedical… Read More