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Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital has suspended all non-emergency surgeries and OPD services as management announces additional measures to stem the spread of deadly novel Coronavirus outbreak in the country.Read more
The Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah yesterday revealed that one of the two persons confirmed as having contracted the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a Ghanaian.Read more
The coronavirus outbreak has been labelled a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).
WHO chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the number of cases outside China had increased 13-fold in two weeks. He said he was "deeply concerned" by "alarming levels of inaction".Read more
The National Awareness campaign geared toward educating the public about Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), dubbed National AMR Awareness Campaign, has been launched.
According to WHO, “Antimicrobial resistance is the ability of a microbe to resist the effects of medication that once could successfully treat the microbe. The term antibiotic resistance is a subset of AMR, as it applies only to bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics.”Read more
A former Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Professor Agyeman Badu Akosa, has raised concern about the rate at which recent lifestyle and eating habits are leading to the premature deaths of a lot of the Ghanaian working class.Read more
Pressure Group OccupyGhana has asked Ghana’s health authorities to think outside the box in preventing the coronavirus from coming in and spreading in the country.Read more
The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has dismissed accusations of not paying claims to health service providers thus crippling the businesses of pharmaceutical suppliers.Read more
Dr Francis Oppong, a Psychiatric Specialist at the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Kospital (KATH), has admonished the public to seek professional help for epileptic patients rather than resorting to spiritual intervention at prayer camps.Read more
Two Foreign nationals, a Chinese and an Argentinean are suspected to have shown symptoms of Coronavirus at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital on Wednesday, 5 February 2020.Read more