The Ministry of Health has named a number of medical facilities where the general public can seek health care as the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) continues with its strike.
The GMA has been on strike for more than two weeks, demanding their condition of service, which has never existed since the Ghana Health Service was established in 1996.
According to a statement from the Ministry, the listed hospitals are quasi government health institutions that are not on strike.
The facilities are follow:
Source: Daily Guide Ghana - The St John Hospital at Duayaw Nkwanta in the Brong Ahafo Region has taken delivery of essential medical items, geared towards boosting medical care at the hospital.
The largesse was made possible following the timely intervention of Samaria Ayemye Emma Som (SAMS), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) which supports social development.
The items, worth several thousand Ghana cedis include
Source: GNA - Mr Alex Segbefia, the Minister of Health, on Wednesday urged members of the public to patronize quasi-government hospitals and the various Catholic hospitals across the country, as the strike by doctors continued.
He said such hospitals provided quality healthcare, as they had the required facilities, and mostly accepted the National Health Insurance card.
Source: GNA - Medical Doctors working at Dormaa-Ahenkro in the Dormaa Central Municipality of the Brong-Ahafo Region have refused to join the industrial strike by the public sector Doctors of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA).
Source: TV3network.com - The Government and Hospital Pharmacists Association (GHOSPA) says it will not activate the second phase of its strike action, which would have seen the withdrawal of emergency services.
This is as a result of assurances from government and other key bodies especially the Parliamentary Select Committee on Health to get their matter resolved.
Source: kasapafmonline.com - No member of the Ghana Medical Association will resign on Friday as the body heads for an emergency general meeting to decide on their next line of action in the ongoing impasse between them and the state.
Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - Members of the Society of Private Medical and Dental Practitioners of Ghana have given the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) a two weeks ultimatum to pay their six months outstanding claims or they would turn down patients with NHIA cards.
Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - Doctors at the 37 Military Hospital last Friday had to perform an emergency surgery to save a doctor of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, the Daily Graphic can report.
Just as doctors in public sector health facilities entered the second stage of their roadmap to mass resignation, doctor friends, relatives and close associates had to put in an emergency call for the doctor (name withheld) to be rushed to the security facility for an emergency surgery to be performed to save the life of the female doctor.
A Child Health Expert, Dr. Gloria Quansah has debunked myths that breast milk goes stale after long hours without sucking or expressing.
For many new mothers who are working in the formal or informal sectors breastfeeding wanes once they return to work.
They are unable to breastfeed at the WHO recommended four-hourly interval.
For this reason exclusive breastfeeding in Ghana is on the decline.
Source: GNA - Nana Kweku Appiah-Nti, Regent of Assin Breku in the Central Region has raised the alarm over homeless mentally sick persons being denied healthcare and are bussed and dumped along communities on the Kumasi-Cape Coast trunk road.
GhanaMIRROR.com ::::: Our comment: All of this so called doctors, who refuse, to take care of sick and or dying people, have to be put before court, and face the full law!
They are using the democratic system of Ghana for a ride, gambling with the life's of innocent and helpless Ghanaians, for their personal [money] gain!
It is not only a shame, to not attend emergency cases, but in our opinion criminal, before humankind and before God! Doctors playing God, themselves. Punishment will follow, for sure! The same as an Amen is spoken in the church!
Doctors at the Tamale Teaching Hospital: "We cannot stand by and watch our patients die."
Source: myjoyonline.com - Some doctors in the Northern Region have defied the Ghana Medical Association’s directive to withdraw services at emergency units in public hospitals, beginning today.
Source: citifmonline.com - The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has withdrawn its emergency services from all government hospitals in the country after negotiations between them and government strained further.
The doctors have been on strike for more than a week after talks with the government over the provision of a formal document containing their conditions of service broke down.
An international research team from the University of Ghana, University of Aberdeen and Wuhan University in China has discovered a set of new alkaloids from a novel Ghanaian microorganism.
The organism has great potential as future microbial and cancer fighting agents.
Source: GNA - Even though doctors in various government hospitals across the country have abandoned their duty due to the ongoing strike to demand better condition of service, medical doctors working at Tarkwa Modern Hospital are at post.
As at 11.15 pm on Tuesday, when Ghana News Agency visited the Out Patient Department (OPD) there were empty chairs with few patients around but the doctors were in their consulting rooms attending to sick patients who have travelled from Tarkwa and beyond to seek medical attention.
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