Evening News Roundup For Monday, August 24, 2015

Court evaluation finds Mahama assassin suffers from systematised delusional disorder. 36-year-old Charles Antwi, the man who claimed in court to have gone to President John Mahama’s church to assassinate him, suffers from a psychiatric disorder, according to a court-ordered evaluation. The evaluation was conducted by Professor Joseph Bediako Asare of the Peace Bea Consultancy Clinic;…

Evening News Roundup For Monday, August 17, 2015

500 dead as doctors’ strike takes heavy toll. A report released by the Health Insurance Service Providers Association of Ghana (HISPAG) attributes at least 500 deaths to the public sector doctors’ strike since it began on July 30th. Prior to the doctors withdrawing from emergency medical services on August 7th, the confirmed death toll stood…

Evening News Roundup For Monday, August 10, 2015

14 doctors sacked for striking. Fourteen juniour doctors and seniour house officers have been sacked from the Holy Family Hospital in Techiman. The National Catholic Health Service took the decision to sack the doctors because they partook in the ongoing strike by Government doctors across the country. The doctors have been on strike for more…

Evening News Roundup For Friday, August 7, 2015

Gov’t won’t hire Cuban doctors to replace striking doctors. Contrary to rumours that Government is engaging doctors from Cuba to step in as Ghanaian doctors strike, the Ghana Health Service says no such thing is taking place. Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Appiah Denkyira, says it would not be prudent to hire…

Evening News Roundup For Monday, August 3, 2015

Three die at Korle-Bu as doctors continue strike. Three patients have reportedly died at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in the absence of doctors at the facility. Joy News’ Hannah Odame, who was at the hospital, reported that the patients died a few hours after they reported to the Outpatient Department. A nurse at post when…

Evening News Roundup For Monday, July 20, 2015

13-year-old student commits suicide. A class four pupil of the Bethel Preparatory School in Somanya, Eastern Region, has reportedly committed suicide. The minor was found hanging on the second floor of the school building Sunday evening. Sources say the deceased had complained of losing “pocket money” sent to him by his father. Police are investigating…

Evening News Roundup For Friday, July 17, 2015

Ghanaians selling more of their kidneys. Reports indicate the sale of kidneys is gaining popularity among Ghanaians. A kidney sells for between 6,000 and 10,000 dollars. The country’s laws allow citizens to donate their extra organs to those in need. Health practitioners report receiving volumes of calls from individuals who want to sell their organs….

Evening News Roundup For Friday, 10 July 2015

Public institutions lose 2.1 billion cedis through malfeasance. A report by the auditor general presented to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament indicates that a whopping 2.1 billion cedis was lost in the year 2010/11 through financial malfeasance, along with pay roll, cash and tax irregularities. The report was presented to the PAC Thursday…

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