Baby harvesting syndicate busted, they include 2 doctors, 4 nurses

Baby harvesting syndicate busted, they include 2 doctors, 4 nurses

A joint operation by the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) and the Ghana Medical and Dental Council (MDC) has led to the arrest of 11 people suspected to be involved in the harvesting of babies and human trafficking in some health facilities in the Greater Accra Region. Those arrested comprise two medical doctors, four nurses, two mothers, two social welfare officers and a traditional birth attendant. The operation also led to the rescue of two baby boys who are four months old and less than a month old who…

COVID-19: I’ll re-impose lockdown if cases continue to rise – Akufo-Addo

COVID-19: I’ll re-impose lockdown if cases continue to rise – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has threatened to re-impose a partial lockdown in some parts of the country should the number of active COVID-19 cases continue to increase. The spike in active cases has been attributed to the blatant disregard for the safety protocols during the Christmas and new year celebrations and afterwards. As at Sunday, 17 January 2021 when the President was delivering his 22nd COVID-19 update, he said the active cases stood at 1,924. The number of severe cases, which stood at 18 a week ago, has increased 120. The number…

Suspend this year’s Christmas over COVID-19 spike – Ghana Medical Association

Suspend this year’s Christmas over COVID-19 spike – Ghana Medical Association

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) is calling for the suspension of this year’s Christmas festive over the fear that there could be a swift spike in the spread of the pandemic coronavirus which has killed more than a million across the globe. “As it’s happening elsewhere, we are pleading with people that Christmas is just a day or few days, so why don’t we suspend it. We have a lot of Christmases ahead of us so if we sacrifice just this one to make sure and ensure we enjoy the…

Ghana to benefit from COVID-19 vaccines – President Akufo-Addo assures

Ghana to benefit from COVID-19 vaccines – President Akufo-Addo assures

President of the Republic of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured citizens that the country will fully benefit from the yet to be released COVID-19 vaccine. “Ghana, I assure you is not going to be left behind in having access to the vaccine”, President Akufo- Addo said this in his 20th address to the nation on the measures taken to curb the spread of the Coronavirus Sunday evening. The President continued with his assurance saying though there is so much anxiety among some Ghanaians about the safety and the…

Parliament Approves €18.8 Million Supplier’s Credit For 112 Ambulances

Parliament Approves €18.8 Million Supplier’s Credit For 112 Ambulances

Parliament has approved €18.8 million Buyer Credit Facility Agreement between the Government of Ghana and Deustche Bank AG to finance the supply of Ambulances and related training and maintenance services. The terms and conditions of the loan comprise a facility amount of €18.8 million out of which €16.9 million would be used to finance 85 per cent of the Commercial Contract and €1.92 million utilized for the Euler Hermes premium. The tenor for the facility is 8.5 years, Grace period of 1.5 years, Repayment period – 7years, Interest rate –…

Ghana ready to adopt COVID-19 vaccine — Dr Nsiah-Asare

Ghana ready to adopt COVID-19 vaccine — Dr Nsiah-Asare

The Presidential Advisor on Health, Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, has said the country is ready to adopt COVID-19 vaccines. However, only vaccines that have been tested in manufacturing jurisdictions and approved by global and regional vaccine approving bodies, such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the West African Health Organisation (WAHO), and verified locally to be safe for use, would be adopted. Addressing  the Greater Accra Regional Hospital’s virtual commemoration of Emergency Week yesterday, he also debunked rumours that the recent yellow fever mop-up vaccination was a COVID-19 vaccine testing…

Ghana card to replace NHIS card as they get integrated

Ghana card to replace NHIS card as they get integrated

The quest by the government of Ghana to make the Ghana card the sole source of identification for persons living in Ghana and for accessing public services has received a major boost following the completion of works to integrate the National Health Insurance card with the Ghana card.  By dialling the shortcode *929# and following the prompts, holders of the two cards can now link their National Health Insurance Cards to the Ghana Card and use the Ghana Card to access health care at any accredited National Health Insurance Scheme…

Lead suspect in Prof Benneh’s murder dies

Lead suspect in Prof Benneh’s murder dies

The lead suspect in the murder of Legon Law lecturer, Professor Yaw Benneh has died at the Police Hospital in Accra on Saturday. According to Police, he had been sick for a while and had been put on oxygen at the intensive care unit of the hospital but died after some time. James Nana Womba had earlier confessed his involvement in the gruesome murder of the late law professor at his Adjiriganor mansion in Accra. He was one of four who were initially arrested on suspiscion of the murder. Following…

COVID-19: Six Private sch. proprietors die from shock over inability to pay salaries

COVID-19: Six Private sch. proprietors die from shock over inability to pay salaries

Six proprietors of Private Schools in Ghana have died from shock following their inability to pay their teachers’ salaries since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Executive Director of the National Council of Private Schools, Enoch Kwasi Gyetua who made the revelation stressed that the closure of schools in the wake of COVID-19 has caused so much financial stress to school proprietors, teaching and non-teaching staff of private schools. ‘”We have lost about six private school proprietors during this pandemic through heart attack. Whenever they say their teachers coming and…

Rebecca Akufo-Addo donates $20,000 to ‘sick’ pencil artist

Rebecca Akufo-Addo donates ,000 to ‘sick’ pencil artist

The First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo has extended her benevolence to ailing pencil artist, Emmanuel Apraku. Apraku, who is popularly known as Ray, received a donation of $20,000 from the First Lady. The amount is to help cover the £40,000 needed to treat Emmanuel Apraku from the liver disease he’s battling with. A tweet on Ray’s twitter handle announced that “The First Lady, Her Excellency Rebecca Akufo-Addo has donated $20,000 to help cover the cost of the amount needed for Emmanuel Apraku’s treatment. We wish him a speedy recovery God bless…