NHIS pays over ¢6m claims to service providers in UWR

NHIS pays over ¢6m claims to service providers in UWR

The Upper West Regional Operations Manager for the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Samuel Lobber Lekamwe, has disclosed that over ¢6 million has been paid to service providers in the region last week. He said more funds had been released

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Police Hospital morgue to bury 160 unclaimed bodies en masse

Police Hospital morgue to bury 160 unclaimed bodies en masse

    Some 160 unidentified and unclaimed bodies at the mortuary of the Ghana Police Hospital will be buried en masse, officials of the facility have disclosed. In a statement, management said the exercise is part of measures to decongest

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Gov’t spends ¢198m in 10 months on trainee nurses’ allowance

Gov’t spends ¢198m in 10 months on trainee nurses’ allowance

Government says it has spent a whopping 198,200,000 cedis in paying allowances of trainee nurses in public institutions across the country from September last year to June this year. Each trainee nurse, the government said, received 400 cedis every 10

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Ebola experimental drugs proves potent

Ebola experimental drugs proves potent

Two of four Ebola experimental drugs being tested in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) showed survival rates of as much as 90 per cent. One is REGN-EB3 – developed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, and the second is mAb114 – developed

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Does cooking kill the vitamins in your food?

Does cooking kill the vitamins in your food?

Vegetables are always more nutritious when eaten raw, right? In reality, while cooking can cause the loss of some vitamins and minerals, it can also make it easier for your body to absorb them. So which veg are best eaten

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Akatsi residents cry over abandoned hospital project

Akatsi residents cry over abandoned hospital project

Residents of Akatsi in the Akatsi South District of the Volta Region are calling on government to complete work on the new Akatsi South District Hospital project started in 2012.  The residents told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) the delay

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Sunyani residents worried over rise in mentally ill persons

Sunyani residents worried over rise in mentally ill persons

Residents in the Sunyani Municipality have expressed concern about the increasing number of mentally challenged persons roaming the principal streets of the town in recent times. One of them, a male, is seen in front of the Cocoa House building

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‘Accept exclusive breastfeeding to improve children’s health’

‘Accept exclusive breastfeeding to improve children’s health’

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines breastfeeding as “the normal way of providing young infants with the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development.” The international body recommends that colostrum, that is the yellowish sticky breast milk produced immediately

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220 Ghanaian doctors head home from Cuba after completing medical course

220 Ghanaian doctors head home from Cuba after completing medical course

About 220 Ghanaian medical students have successfully graduated in Cuba after a six-year programme in medicine. The medical doctors are due to return home this month to offer their services to the country’s health sector. The Minister of Foreign Affairs

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Dededo community gets CHPS compound

Dededo community gets CHPS compound

Mr Tsutomu Himeno, Japanese Ambassador to Ghana has commissioned a fully equipped Community-based Health and Planning Services (CHPS) compound for the Dededo community in the Ho West District of the Volta Region. The facility, with an adjoining four apartment nurse’s

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