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Concerns Raised Over Rising Mental Cases

Dr Akwasi Osei, Chief Executive Officer of Mental Health Authority has lamented over the increased number of drug related cases reported at the country’s mental health institutions in the year 2017. Dr Osei noted that 30 per cent out of the 300,000 cases that reported at the mental health facilities …

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NHIS Schemes Need Adequate Working Materials

Acute shortage of vital working materials has hit eight Health Insurance Schemes in the central region. Affected schemes could be found in the Agona West, Effutu, Kasoa, Agona East, Awutu/Senya, Gomoa-West, Gomoa-Central, and Gomoa-East administrative areas. As a result, hundreds of inhabitants living in towns and villages in the eight …

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Why Ebola keeps coming back

The Ebola virus has reared its head again, this time in the Democratic Republic of Congo. While it is impossible to predict exactly where and when the next outbreak will occur, we now know much more about how to prevent a crisis. The news of an Ebola outbreak in the …

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NACOB Should Regulate Tramadol Imports

The Mental Health Authority (MHA) wants the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) to be allowed to regulate the importation of tramadol into Ghana. According to the Authority, the Narcotic Drugs Law must be amended by Parliament to allow NACOB to play a supervisory role of the drug. “Tramadol is a prescription …

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Cuban doctors’ allowances delayed

Cuban doctors operating under a medical service and education agreement between Ghana and Cuba have not received their allowances since September last year. The situation, according to the Cuban Deputy Health Minister, Dr Marcia Cobas Ruiz, was taking a toll on the work of the doctors and needed to be …

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Ghana Health Service issues Ebola alert

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has advised the public to intensify preventive measures against the deadly Ebola virus after it resurfaced in DR Congo with five confirmed deaths. The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare indicated that GHS has received an alert from the World Health …

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