Monday, February 6

Health

Upper East Regional Minister calls for haemodialysis centre  
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Upper East Regional Minister calls for haemodialysis centre  

Mr Stephen Yakubu, the Upper East Regional Minister, has intensified advocacy for the establishment of a haemodialysis center in the region to help in the treatment of people with kidney-related diseases  The Regional Minster, who spoke in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, said the campaign needed urgent stakeholders' support to have the center established and equipped as soon as possible.  Mr. Yakubu appealed to District Chief Executives and Members of Parliament in the region to contribute towards the worthy course.  “In our region, we are not doing well when it comes to the culture of contributing to things like this, but we are encouraging people to help because the project is for all of us and we do not know who will need that service,” he said.  The Bolgatanga Reg...
KATH rewards hardworking staff works to remove bottlenecks for efficient service delivery
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KATH rewards hardworking staff works to remove bottlenecks for efficient service delivery

Professor Otchere Addai-Mensah, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), has charged the staff to put in more effort to improve healthcare delivery at the facility. “Management would have a big problem with anyone whose actions and inactions lead to a decline in the quality of services we render to the public,” he said at the 2022 thanksgiving service, reception, and awards ceremony of the Hospital in Kumasi. “As a hospital, it is not enough to be noted for having the best qualified medical specialists and facilities in this part of the world. Equally important is we should be known as the most responsive patient-00centered facility through the provision of timely specialist care in a dignified manner to patients,” Prof. Addai-Mensah said. ...
‘Our priority is to strengthen private-sector partnership in fighting Non-Communicable Diseases
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‘Our priority is to strengthen private-sector partnership in fighting Non-Communicable Diseases

The Ashanti Regional Health Directorate is strengthening partnerships with the private sector in the fight against rising Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). Dr. Emmanuel Tinkorang, the Regional Health Director, said the increase in NCDs, such as diabetes, hypertension, and cancers, required concerted efforts to prevent needless deaths. The private sector and the media were critical partners in achieving that goal. Addressing the media on the sidelines of an end-of-year review meeting on NCDs, he said the Directorate's focus for 2023 was to leverage the existing collaborations with stakeholders to control NCDs in the region. "We have designed a broader partnership with the private sector to see how to strengthen all activities as far as the control of cancers and other NCDs are...
NHIA disseminates the output of alignment of the MOH EHSP to the NHIS Benefit Package
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NHIA disseminates the output of alignment of the MOH EHSP to the NHIS Benefit Package

The global pursuit of attaining Universal Health Coverage (UHC) has occasioned the development of policies, frameworks, and activities centered on the provision of quality healthcare services to address the health needs of people in an equitable distribution.  In line with this thinking and as part of Ghana’s roadmap to attaining Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by the year 2030, the Ministry of Health (MoH) has developed a National Essential Health Services Package (EHSP) which has five main domains.  The core domains of the EHSP were developed with attention to these dimensions promotive, preventive, curative, palliative, and rehabilitative.  The NHIS Benefit Package, derived from the National Health Insurance Act, 2012 (Act 852) was determined based on the epidemiological ...
Health Minister Discharged In Ato Forson Trial
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Health Minister Discharged In Ato Forson Trial

Kwaku Agyeman-Manu The Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, was yesterday discharged by an Accra High Court after he concluded his testimony in the trial of former Deputy Minister of Finance under the John Mahama administration, Dr. Casiel Ato Forson, and two other persons. The minister was discharged after lawyers for Dr. Ato Forson, Sylvester Anemana, a former Chief Director at the Ministry of Health, as well as private businessman, Richard Jakpa, who are standing trial for allegedly wilfully causing financial loss of €2.37 million to the state, concluded their cross-examinations. Mr. Agyeman-Manu, during his cross-examination by Dr. Aziz Bamba, counsel for Ato Forson, told the court that the Letters of Credit (LCs) which was established and led to monies being paid to B...
Ghana card to be the only card used for accessing healthcare NHIA Chief Executive
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Ghana card to be the only card used for accessing healthcare NHIA Chief Executive

The Ghana card will soon be the only card used by members of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to access health care at the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) credentialled facility. The NHIA Chief Executive, Dr. Okoe Boye brought this to the fore when he interacted with a cross-section of the media in his office. He advocated the need for all NHIS members to merge the two cards via the short code *929# in line with the NHIA’s agenda of “One nation, one card for healthcare service.”  The National Health Insurance Scheme remains Ghana’s leading vehicle to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by the year 2030.    Zero Tolerance for Copayment The NHIA Chief Executive Dr. Bernard Okoe-Boye also inaugurated a nine-member Committee to mitigate the impact of ou...
The Agenda 111 Hospital Projects in Kukuom, Kenyasi will be completed on time – George Boakye
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The Agenda 111 Hospital Projects in Kukuom, Kenyasi will be completed on time – George Boakye

 August 17, 2022 in Health  0 The Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr George Yaw Boakye, has disclosed that the Agenda 111 Hospital Projects have commenced in the Ahafo Region and are projected to be completed on schedule. He said the contractors have mobilized to sites in Kukuom and Kenyasi, where both projects are in the substructure stage. The Regional Minister said this on Wednesday during a media briefing at the Ministry of Information in Accra. According to Mr Boakye, there are 113 health facilities in the Ahafo Region made up of District Hospitals, Health Centres, Clinics and CHPS Compounds. “Upon the assumption of Office and following the creation of the Region, the government has committed to making huge investments in improving the infrast...
Health, Energy ministries in talks over Sawua hospital power connectivity
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Health, Energy ministries in talks over Sawua hospital power connectivity

The Health Minster, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, has indicated that his ministry is engaging the Ministry of Energy to make available electricity to power the Ashanti Regional Hospital. According to him, the electric power supply is the major challenge retraining the operationalization of the 250-bed regional hospital. He made it known during his inspection of the facility to access the level of progress of work on the project site in Sawua in the Bosomtwe District. The Sawua hospital is one of eight health facilities constructed by Eurojet De-Invest, an Egyptian investment company. The facility has 43 medical and non-medical buildings, a 60-kilometre internal road network, 10 theatres, dental, orthopaedic, urology and andrology specialist clinics, and a 36-body capacity mortuary....
Government expands health infrastructure in Ashanti Region
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Government expands health infrastructure in Ashanti Region

As part of the efforts to ensure healthy lives for all, the government has invested heavily in the health sector in the Ashanti Region. Currently, six health facilities are under construction, some of which have been completed, with the others at various stages of completion. They are the over 40-year-old Maternity Block of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), the Afari Military Hospital, the 250-bed Regional Hospital at Sewuah in the Bosomtwe District, the Bekwai Municipal Hospital, the Kumawu District Hospital and the Konongo District Hospital. This came to light during a recent tour of the facilities by the National Coordinator of the Monitoring and Evaluation Secretariat at the Presidency, Gifty Ohene Konadu, and her team. The team was in the region to monitor an...
NHIA to deploy 100 percent electronic Claims management
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NHIA to deploy 100 percent electronic Claims management

NHIA to deploy 100 percent electronic Claims management The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) Chief Executive, Hon. Dr. Okoe-Boye has reiterated management's commitment to attaining 100 percent electronic Claims management by the end of the year 2023.   "Our aim is to deploy electronic Claims management fully by the end of 2023. We are committed to going full-time electronic when it comes to Claims management." Dr. Okoe-Boye was communicating with participants of a weeklong training program for private healthcare service providers in the Greater Accra Region, sponsored by PharmAccess Ghana.   According to him, 80 percent of NHIA funds go into payments to the Authority's credentialed healthcare service providers. "We need to eliminate wastage and ensure prudent use of av...