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Pantang Hospital staff call off strike

Staff of the Pantang Psychiatric Hospital have called off their strike following an intervention by the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu. They had earlier resolved not to return to work until government addressed the total takeover of the frontage of the hospital by private developers. Speaking to the press, …

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PHOTOS : Pantang Hospital nurses hit street

Staff of Pantang Psychiatric Hospital have hit the streets to register their displeasure over encroachment on the facility’s land. The staff, mainly nurses, poured on the streets in their uniforms and red bands with placards to ward off private developers on their land. The inscriptions on some of the placards …

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Polio, Measles vaccine shortage hit Ghana

Nursing mothers in Ghana would have to wait until next week before having their babies vaccinated against Polio and Measles following the shortage of the vaccines in the country. This is because Ghana owed the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the international body that procures the vaccine across the globe, …

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Oral sex producing unstoppable bacteria

Oral sex is producing dangerous gonorrhoea and a decline in condom use is helping it to spread, the World Health Organization has said. It warns that if someone contracts gonorrhoea, it is now much harder to treat, and in some cases impossible. The sexually transmitted infection is rapidly developing resistance …

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Unemployed nurses to storm MoH again

The Coalition of unemployed nurses and allied health professionals say they will move back to the Health Ministry next week over government’s failure to post bonded health professionals. In April members of the coalition spent days at the Health Ministry to demand postings two years after its members completed their …

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Strange disease: GHS issues health alert

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has alerted the public on a strange disease and says its disease surveillance system remains active to detect any unusual event. It follows the death of 11 people in Liberia from the strange disease with nine others infected. The symptoms reported by the victims mainly …

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