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Stop Asking NHIS Members To Pay For Blood – NHIA

Mr Joseph Homenya, Volta Regional Director of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has asked health facilities in the region to desist from charging members of the National Health Insurance Schemes (NHIS) GHC100.00 for every pint of blood. He also cautioned them against detaining clients of the scheme at the health facilities for their inability to pay for blood used ...

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Poor road network affects healthcare delivery in Upper Denkyira East

Deplorable road networks in the Upper Denkyira East Municipality of the Central Region, is hampering efforts by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to provide quality healthcare to the people of the Area. Dr Kwabena Sarpong, Municipal Health Director said maternal and infant mortality, had been on the increase whereas respiratory tract infections had also become one of the top 10 ...

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Poorly treated cold can cause heart problems

Parents have been advised not to take for granted common cold,otherwise known as catarrh, among children because if it is not well treated, it could lead to heart problems. A Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at the National Cardiothoracic Centre at Korle Bu, Prof. Mark Tettey, advised parents to send children who suffer from common cold to the hospital for the right ...

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Epilepsy Cases On The Rise In Upper West Region

Sylvester Basagnia

Epilepsy cases in Upper West Region have more than doubled in the last two years and the prevailing trend indicates that the figure is likely to further rise in 2018. Reports of recorded cases of epilepsy in the Wa Municipality were 27 in 2016 but jumped to 60 in 2017, a situation the Municipal Health Directorate says could grow higher ...

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Over 1500 cervical cancer patients die annually

Currently, Ghana records more than 3,000 cervical cancer cases annually with more than half of those diagnosed not surviving due to late presentation. Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix — the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. According to Dr Kwaku Asah-Opoku, Consultant obstetrician gynecologist at the ...

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Health Minister announces a 30 per cent drop in NHIS medicine prices

Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Health Minister

Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the Minister of Health on Friday, announced that effective July 1, 2018, all medicine prices under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), would be dropped by an average of 30 per cent. The Health Minister said the decision followed the acceptance of the Committee set up by the Ministry of Health to explore the public policy of ...

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Ghanaians Urged To Pay Attention To Liver

The founder of Ropheka Foundation, Dr Mary Dei-Zanga, has urged Ghanaians, especially the youth, to pay attention to their health, especially the liver. According to her, the organ performs over 500 functions in the body, hence the need to protect it. Speaking to the DAILY HERITAGE after the launch of the foundation and her book titled ‘The Liver: The Unsung Hero’ in ...

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Health Ministry to fight pharmaceutical crime beginning June

The Ministry of Health will, next month, launch a medicine policy to deal with pharmaceutical crime, substance abuse and counterfeit medicine. The policy will also serve as the guideline and standard for stakeholders in the health sector to address the abuse of drugs, including Tramadol and Codeine. Addressing stakeholders at a forum in Accra on Monday, the Minister of Health, ...

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FDA seizes over 4000 unregistered tablets of Tramadol

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has referred 21 over-the-counter chemical sellers to the Pharmacy Council for stocking and selling high doses of Tramadol. Nora Narkie Terlabi, the Ashanti Regional head of the FDA told Joy News, the exercise is to regulate the sale of the drug in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi. The FDA seized over 4000 tablets which ...

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Glaucoma Association of Ghana appeals for gov’t support

The President of the Glaucoma Association of Ghana (GAG), Mr Harrison Kofi Abutiate, has called on the government to provide the necessary support to the Association to enable it to hold free medical screening for farmers on every Farmers’ Day. He said this will help the Association contribute meaningfully to national development by creating awareness on the dangers of the disease ...

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