La General Hospital construction begins

Work on the reconstruction of the La General Hospital has started, almost 19 months after a sod-cutting ceremony was performed for the commencement of work. This was after the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, signed off the development plan of the general hospital last Friday. After signing the redevelopment plan of the project at his […]

How the Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal partnership with BioNTech will produce Covid-19, TB and malaria vaccines

Ghana, Rwanda and Senegal are partnering with German biotechnology company, BioNTech SE, to fill, finish, and package BioNTech mRNA vaccines in Africa, as a first step in the chain of domestic vaccine production which will help improve vaccine supply in Africa. This was announced at a high-level meeting in Marburg, Germany, on Wednesday [February 16, […]

NIB busts fake ‘Medical Doctor’

The National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) has busted a 49-year-old-man for posing as a doctor in parts of Accra. The suspect, ‘Professor Doctor Kwabena Agyapong Kissi’, who has been using a fake professional profile to deceive his innocent clients, claimed to be a lecturer at the University of Ghana. He also claimed to be a surgeon […]

More people turn up for COVID-19 jab

Many people are showing up at health facilities to take the COVID-19 jabs following the announcement that the government will soon implement a ‘No vaccination, No entry’ policy at ministries, departments and agencies. At a number of health facilities such as Adabraka, Dansoman, Mamobi and Madina Polyclinics and the Darbem Medical Centre and the New […]

MoH turns away unvaccinated people

A number of people who showed up at the offices of the Ministry of Health (MoH) on Monday without proof of having been vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic were turned away, as the ministry’s ‘no vaccination, no entry policy’ directive took effect from January 4, 2022. The move is in accordance with the […]

Digitalise NHIS claims fully — Report

A data analysis on digitalising claims under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has recommended a full digitalisation of all NHIS claims as the key strategic policy action for the future of the NHIS. It revealed the need for the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) to fully digitalise its claims submission and vetting process to […]

COVID-19: It’s not right time to re-open land borders – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said it is not the right time to reopen Ghana’s land borders at a time a fourth wave of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was threatening with the discovery of a new variant – Omicron. In a national address Wednesday night, President Akufo-Addo reiterated that Ghana’s land borders will remain closed until the right time. […]