Individuals who sent sick people to the Pantang hospital for treatment on Sunday were left stranded because the laboratory was closed. The patients including children and pregnant women had to move out of the facility in search of private laboratories elsewhere in order to access such services. Those who could not afford the exorbitant charges […]

Glaucoma is a condition that causes damage to the eye’s optic nerve and gets worse over time. It’s often linked to a buildup of pressure inside one’s eye. It is caused by an intrinsic deterioration of the optic nerve, which leads to high fluid pressure on the front part of the eye. Most people with glaucoma […]

Ho-based neurosurgeon, Dr. Richard Abrahamani Seidu, has petitioned the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) over the refusal of the Medical and Dental Council (MDC) to grant him a practicing licence. Dr. Seidu who was trained in China, says since 2015 when he applied to the MDC to be granted licence to practice […]

Government has announced, it is opening the University of Ghana Medical Centre as hospitals overflow with critically ill patients, sparking a national conversation about the nation’s priorities and politicians. The facility which has been dormant for more than 18 months until the Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman-Manu toured the hospital Wednesday evening and announced its opening. The UGMC will […]

Officials of the Tema General Hospital (TGH) Blood Bank have commended residents, schools, institutions and religious organizations in the Tema Metropolis for voluntarily donating blood regularly to the facility. Mr John Ahadjei, Principal Blood Donor Organizer at the TGH Blood Bank, speaking to the Ghana News Agency on the ‘World Blood Donor Day’ said residents, […]

Ghana and Nigeria are the two countries with the highest search interest in abortion pills, according to data provided by Google. The data which has been analysed by the BBC indicates that global online searches for abortion pills have more than doubled over the last decade. The findings, according to the BBC, also suggest that […]

The Ministry of Health has clearly indicated that it would not be pushed into opening the Unniversity of the Ghana Medical Center. The Center has remained closed despite its commissioning over a year ago. The Hospital which is one of a kind in the sub-region was constructed during the tenure of the erstwhile John Mahama […]

Only 15 plastic surgeons are qualified to treat the 29 million Ghanaians living in the country, says Dr. Kwame Darko, a plastic surgeon at Korle Bu Training Hospital’s Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre. In an interview with Joy FM’s Super Morning Show host, Daniel Dadzie, Dr Darko said part of the problem is the […]

Government’s inability to release funds to the Mental Health Authority is taking a toll on patients as they are being made to pay for services. The Mental Health Authority has complained that the government has not released any funds to it in the last six months. “Not a pesewa has come from the ministry. It […]

Thirty-two years ago, Prof William Kwabena Ampofo, then a young scientist, performed the laboratory detection of the first case of HIV in Ghana at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research. The discovery which set the stage for the national HIV response was sadly greeted with fear and misconceptions due to the limited information and […]