- Published on Thursday, 19 March 2015 06:26
Even though street foods are a source of inexpensive, nutritious meals for various groups of the population, there is a general perception that street-vended foods are unsafe mainly because of the environment under which they are prepared and consumed.
Many a time, the environment exposes the food to numerous potential contaminants. Food-borne diseases which are usually infectious or poisonous in nature are caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances that enter the body through contaminated food or water. The recent cholera outbreaks in different parts of the country, leading to deaths in some cases, show that street food vendors do not meet all food safety requirements.
- Published on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 07:55
The initial fever that gripped many residents of Accra to adhere to basic hygienic practices following the outbreak of the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) in some West African countries has virtually died down.
In the heat of the outbreak, the Ministry of Health asked all residents to wash their hands under running water and after that apply sanitisers.
- Published on Thursday, 05 March 2015 10:04
Authorities of the Maamobi General Hospital are insisting that they never sacked any Muslim nurse for wearing a hijab to work. Habiba Ahmed was reportedly sacked by authorities of the hospital for wearing her hijab to work on Tuesday.
She claimed that not even a reference letter from the Ministry of Health she presented was accepted.
- Published on Thursday, 05 March 2015 10:15
Officials of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital are considering closing down the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) because of lack of funds.
Chief Executive Officer of the hospital, Gilbert Buckle told Kojo Yankah the cost of running the unit has become hugely unbearable.
- Published on Thursday, 05 March 2015 09:45
Investigations by the Ghana Water company Limited (GWCL) into the quality of water produced by the Teshie-Nungua Desalination Water Project have established that the water is of good quality.
Hourly testing of the water from the plant by the company's quality control department showed that the water was not salty.