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Health Training Institutions urged to charge only approved fees

Mrs Tina Gifty Mensah, Deputy Minister of Health has urged Principals of Health Training Institutions to charge only fees that have been approved by the Ghana Registers Nurses and Midwifes Council. “Any Principal or Head who charges the students above the approved fees will be dealt with, accordance with the laws of the land,” she added. Mrs Mensah said this at a two-day selection meeting of applications into the Public Health Training Institutions for 2018/2019 academic year held at Winneba, to discuss challenges facing the online admission processes and on the quota for admission. The meeting was on theme...

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MOH launches revised National Medicines Policy

The third edition of the Ghana National Medicines Policy (NMP) has been launched as a health sector document to provide guidance and direction on pharmaceuticals and other health technologies. The 2017 NMP, which was launched by Mrs Samira Bawumia, in Accra on Friday, is the third edition of the Policy document since its first publication in 1999 and a later reviewed in 2004. Mrs Bawumia in an address, acknowledged the hard work of the Ministry of Health and its Partners towards ensuring health security through access to quality medicines, saying the reviewed Policy perfectly aligned to the government’s vision...

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First Lady cuts the sod for Korle-Bu Paediatric Care Unit

The First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday cut the sod for the construction of a new Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Accra. The new facility is urgently needed to help provide emergency services and save the lives of children that are referred to the Paediatric and Neonates Unit at the Department of Child Health at the Hospital. It is expected to be a modern fully equipped Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) for the Children’s Block, which would take care of children that are admitted through the emergency ward and are either Intensive...

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