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Ashaiman Polyclinic calls for assistance

The Management of the Ashaiman Polyclinic has appealed for assistance to enable it to expand installations at the health facility in order to cater for the growing needs of patients.

According to the Medical Superintendent at the polyclinic, Dr William Darko, expanding the existing structure of the clinic would go a long way to also also reduce the pressure on the Tema General Hospital which continued to serve as a major health referral centre for the Ashaiman municipality and the Tema metropolises.

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Radio Stations broadcast lessons to Sierra Leone kids still out of school due to Ebola

Classrooms are empty in Sierra Leone, but education hasn't ground to a halt.

School has yet to resume after last year's summer break in the West African country due to the rapid spread of Ebola throughout 2014. According to AFP, more than 1 million school-aged kids in Sierra Leone -- one of the hardest-hit nations of the epidemic -- have been out of class for several months.

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KATH management worried over severe congestion

Severe congestion at the wards and Out-Patients Department (OPD) of the nation’s second largest referral facility, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), has become a major drawback on efforts at improving the quality of care.

The Chief Executive Officer of KATH, Dr. Joseph Akpaloo said the pitiful sight of patients, especially of women in labour, lying on the bare floor to be delivered of babies, with children and adult patients jostling for space to receive treatment, tells an awful lot about the gravity of the situation.

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Health Alert! Ridge hospital morgue to shut down over ‘dumsor’

The Manager of the Ridge Hospital in the national capital, Accra has expressed fears that the health post will be compelled to shut down its morgue if the power crisis persists.

Nana Atta told Starr News’ Asabea Akonor in an interview Friday that the cost of fuel used to power the public hospital’s power plants is crippling the facility.

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Central Region records new cholera cases

The Central Region has begun recording new cases of cholera outbreaks, the Regional Directorate of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has disclosed.

According to the GHS, though some severe diarrhoea cases reported to the hospitals earlier turned to be negative, the Cape Coast Metropolis recorded three confirmed cases last week, with one case from the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) Municipality.

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