Archive for Health

  • June 4, 2020

    Mobile renewal...

    Greater Accra Regional Director of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Bernard Brown has said that there has been an 80 percent increase in mobile renewal cases in the NHIS as of March 31, 2020. “Mobile renewal has decreased crowded offices, long queue due to this innovation, making it easier to...

  • June 3, 2020

    Radiotherapy Units...

    Joy News’ investigations have uncovered breast cancer patients at the radiotherapy units of Ghana’s two main referral hospitals are made to pay some unapproved fees before being administered a life-saving drug. An agreement signed between government and the Swiss-based pharmaceutical company, Roche in 2018 provided breast cancer patients with a...

  • June 3, 2020

    Assin North...

    The Assin Central Municipality and the Assin North District of the Central Region have recorded one Covid-19 positive case each, being the first in these two areas. Nicholas Fiifi Baako, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Assin Central and Mr Charles Ohene Andoh, the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Assin...

  • June 2, 2020

    E/R: Hospital...

    The Management of Hawa Memorial Hospital in Akyem Osiem in the Eastern region is exploring the option of remotely diagnosing and treating patients through available communication technologies following a significant decline in Out-Patient Attendance(OPD) over coronavirus fears. Hawa Memorial Hospital has so far recorded six suspected cases of coronavirus but...

  • June 2, 2020

    Sex with...

    New coronavirus guidelines have made it illegal to have sex in your own home with a person from another household from today. The government is set to lay out the new regulations this morning, which will ban people from socialising indoors with a person from outside your household bubble. The...

  • June 2, 2020

    Children under...

    Children under five years in Obuasi will for the next one month receive free food supplements to reduce the incidence of stunted growth. The initiative under a programme dubbed, Supplementary Food Assistance for Stunting Prevention Project, has already covered 500. Ten communities and two Orphanages in Obuasi have benefited from...

  • June 2, 2020

    Mass testing...

    The Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has explained that the government has not made an attempt at mass testing in a bid to tackle the novel coronavirus more efficiently as it begins easing restrictions on gatherings. Though the government has not given up on the option of mass testing, Mr....

  • June 1, 2020

    14 lab...

    At least 14 laboratory scientists across the country have tested positive to COVID-19 due to infections in the line of their duty. The spokesperson for the Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GAMLS), Dennis Gyesi Adu who confirmed this said the association is deeply concerned about the development. According to...

  • June 1, 2020

    5,000 Ghanaian...

    The Vision for Alternative Development (VALD) has called on the government to ban shisha in the country because apart from the harm it causes, its sales contradict the provisions of the tobacco control measures. VALD stated that despite being a party to the World Health Organisation Framework on Tobacco Control...

  • June 1, 2020

    UK aid-backed...

    A partnership between the UK aid and Gavi the Vaccine Alliance is supporting Ghana to use Zipline drones to collect COVID-19 test samples from across the country. A statement issued by the British High Commission, in Accra, which was copied to the Ghana News Agency, in Accra, said this world-leading...

  • May 31, 2020

    35 Ghanaian...

    35 of the 231 Ghanaian deportees from Kuwait have tested positive for COVID-19. This represents about 15% of the total population after an initial test conducted by the Ghana Health Service upon their arrival last Saturday, 23rd May 2020. This was confirmed in the Ghana Health Service’s COVID-19 case count update on...

  • May 31, 2020

    Ghana’s COVID-19...

    The number of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 in Ghana is now 2,540, the Ghana Health Service reported on Saturday, 30 May 2020. Also, the death toll has increased from 34 to 35. Additionally, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country is now up to 7,768. Regional

  • May 31, 2020

    Ghana’s COVID-19...

    One more person has died of COVID-19 in Ghana, bringing the death toll to 35, the Ghana Health Service reported on Saturday, 30 May 2020. Also, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country is now 7,768. Meanwhile, the number of recoveries has gone up to 2,540. Regional breakdown:

  • May 31, 2020

    Ghana’s COVID-19...

    The number of COVID-19 cases in Ghana is now 7,768 as of Saturday, 30 May 2020, the Ghana Health Service has reported. Also, the number of recoveries has gone up to 2,540. Meanwhile, one more person has succumbed to the disease to increase the death toll to 35. Regional breakdown:

  • May 30, 2020

    COVID-19: Don’t...

    A former Minister of Health and a member of the NDC Covid-19 Technical Response Team, Alex Segbefia has expressed worry over the imminent plans by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to ease the restrictions put in place by the government to limit the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. According to...

  • May 29, 2020

    Coronavirus: Nigeria...

    Nigeria’s information minister has said the country is yet to receive ventilators promised by US President Donald Trump in April. Lai Mohammed has denied Mr. Trump’s last week remarks that he had sent 1,000 ventilators to the West African country. He said that if the consignment arrived, it would be...

  • May 29, 2020

    Coronavirus pandemic...

    The chairperson of the African Union, Cyril Ramaphosa, has said the coronavirus pandemic is a major threat to developing countries’ efforts to meet their development goals – which include targets on education, health and eradicating poverty. Addressing a UN meeting on how to handle the pandemic’s economic fallout, the South...

  • May 29, 2020

    Basic Needs...

    Basic Needs Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) has presented cash grants and equipment valued GH¢59,900 to 78 vulnerable people of the Basic Needs Self Help Group (SHG) in Accra. The beneficiaries included pregnant women and lactating mothers living with mental illness. The equipment: deep freezers, popcorn making machines, industrial knitting...

  • May 28, 2020

    Ghana needs...

    The Medical Society for Medical Physics has bemoaned the number of radiation centres in the country to treat patients with cancer. According to them, the country has only three of these centres which they say is woefully inadequate considering the number of patients that troop in. The Society also complained...

  • May 28, 2020

    COVID-19 cases...

    Ghana has recorded 186 new cases of COVID-19, taking the national tally to 7,303, according to the Ghana Health Service. The total number of people who have recovered from the disease continues to rise as 95 more people have fully recovered taking the total to 2,412. Meanwhile, the death toll...

  • May 27, 2020

    C/R: 6...

    Six police personnel and two Community Protection Assistants have tested positive for the Coronavirus in the Central Region. The personnel according to authorities, picked got infected from work-related duties such as operations. Confirming the incident to the media in a short ceremony to officially launch the Central Region Nationwide Police...

  • May 27, 2020

    Set up...

    The Emergency Medicine Society of Ghana wants the Ministry of Health to set up emergency medicine units in hospitals nationwide. Its Acting President, Dr Daniel Osei-Kwame, believes it will reduce preventable deaths and disabilities due to delayed emergency care interventions. He spoke during a press briefing in Kumasi as part...

  • May 27, 2020

    Ghana’s COVID-19...

    The COVID-19 recovery figure has jumped to 2,317, the Ghana Health Service has announced. The total number of cases has, also, jumped to 7,117. Further, the death toll has also increased by two – now 34. Regional breakdown Greater Accra Region – 5,008 Ashanti Region – 1,085 Western Region – 344 Central Region

  • May 27, 2020

    Ghana’s COVID-19...

    Thirty-four people, in total, have, so far, succumbed to the coronavirus pandemic in Ghana, the Ghana Health Service’s latest figures have shown. The case count has now jumped to 7,117. Also, the number of recoveries is now 2,317. Regional breakdown Greater Accra Region – 5,008 Ashanti Region – 1,085 Western Region – 344...

  • May 27, 2020

    Ghana’s COVID-19...

    The number of coronavirus cases in Ghana has jumped to 7,117, the Ghana Health Service has announced. Also, the number of recoveries is now 2,317 while the death doll has jumped by two – now 34. Regional breakdown Greater Accra Region – 5,008 Ashanti Region – 1,085 Western Region – 344 Central Region

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