Source: kasapafmonline .com - The Volta Regional Hospital is now equipped to attend to all manner of kidney related ailments brought to the health facility.

Source: GNA - The Upper East Regional House of Chiefs has started discussing plans to re-position itself and the various communities against Ebola and other public health risks.

Source: Ghanaian Times - Dead bodies are kept sometimes overnight in the ward with inpatients at the Jasikan District Hospital until the bereaved families arrange for them to be sent to the mortuary in Hohoe or Worawora.

This is because the hospital which caters for a district with a population of 65,000 has neither a mortuary nor an ambulance.

Mr Frank Opoku Agyapong, the Executive Director, of Peace and Violence Free Advocacy Foundation, has called for a ban on the use of plastic for packaging alcoholic drinks in the country.

He emphasized that the practice was harmful because petrol-chemicals which are used in the manufacturing of plastics contained a lot of lethal substances.

Source: GNA - Dr. Kaku Kyiamah, an Industrialist has expressed worry about the high rate of diabetes cases being recorded in country and has recommended the use of food and change in life style to manage diabetes.

He noted that the body was capable of repairing itself using fatty acids as a major component of the diet.

Source: Daily Guide Ghana - It has now emerged that the 45-year-old woman, Naana Bray, who allegedly poisoned her own daugh­ters to death at Essikado in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis, is a university graduate and Chartered Accountant by profession.

Source: - Volta Regional Hospital is unable to provide GHC 28,000.00 to get a dialysis machine donated to the hospital to become operational.

The amount was needed for a water treatment plant required to get the machines functioning, Mama Attratoh Co-ordinator of the Asogli Queen-mothers Association told the Ghana News Agency (GNA).

12 people had died of rabies in eight districts in the region, so far - this year, seven of them were aged below 11 years.
The last person to die was a nursing mother at Maikala, a farming community in Asante-Akim North District.
Source: GNA - The Ashanti Regional Veterinary Services Department (VSD) has expressed concern about the poor public response to the anti-rabies campaign with many pet owners simply refusing to heed calls get their animals vaccinated.

Source: - A newborn has reportedly died at the Children’s Hospital in Accra due to a lack of oxygen.

The facility has run out of oxygen for its incubators to support the survival of babies.
The development has exposed many newborns to risk of dying.

Source: GNA - In an effort to stem the spread of bilharzia among the inhabitants along the Volta River, the Volta River Authority (VRA) has constructed a 30 separate micro-flush standalone toilet facilities for the households in the Kebenu community, in the Central Tongu District, Volta Region.