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* News / Congo to start using Ebola vaccine as early as Monday –Health minister by katty: August 04, 2018, 07:53:55 AM
Democratic Republic of Congo will start using an Ebola vaccine as early as Monday to counter a new flare-up in the heavily populated eastern part of the Central African country, which emerged just as an earlier outbreak was being pronounced over.

Four people have tested positive for Ebola in and around Mangina, a town some 100 km (60 miles) from the Ugandan border, and 20 others have died of similar hemorrhagic fever symptoms without having been tested for the disease.
The WHO says the new outbreak presents a high regional risk, given the proximity to neighboring countries.

It was discovered in July, just as health officials were declaring the end of another outbreak 2,500 km away in the western part of the country, which killed 33 people since it emerged in April.

The earlier outbreak was officially pronounced over last week. Officials have not yet been able to determine if the two outbreaks are linked.

Officials are already making steps to deploy a vaccine manufactured by Merck which has become the greatest weapon against the spread of the virulent Zaire strain of the virus and which helped contain the earlier outbreak.

“I think we can start using the vaccine as early as next week,” Health Minister Oly Kalenga told Reuters on Friday.

About 3,000 doses were stored in the capital Kinshasa after the last outbreak, he said. Another 300,000 doses could be supplied at short notice, the WHO has said.

“All teams on the way are being briefed and we are working on the cold chain,” he said, referring to the complex measures needed to keep the vaccine well below zero in a tropical climate without reliable power supplies.

“All this will be available very quickly.”

Ebola, which causes hemorrhagic fever, vomiting, diarrhea and frequently death in humans, finds a natural home in Congo’s dense equatorial forests where infected bats are suspected of transporting it long distances.

The latest outbreak is the tenth in Congo since the virus was discovered near the Ebola river in 1976.

An epidemic in West Africa between 2013 and 2016 killed more than 11,300 people.

Health officials have given new details about how the latest outbreak came to light.

One key event was the death and unsafe burial of a 65-year-old woman in Mangina in late July, the WHO said.

She had been admitted to hospital but then released after showing signs of recovery.

“On discharge (she) came down with a fever and other symptoms that were clinically consistent with Ebola,” WHO’s emergency response chief Peter Salama told reporters in Geneva.

“This is what really raised the alarm. She had fever, vomiting, bloody nose and bloody diarrhea as a final set of symptoms.”

He said seven of the woman’s immediate family later also died from Ebola-like symptoms, and health workers were now trying to track down potential contacts in 10 locations spread over tens of kilometers.

A health worker is believed to be among the dead, Salama said.

There were now suspected cases in the busy nearby town of Beni and the neighboring Ituri province.

WHO is working with Uganda and Rwanda in case the virus travels out of Congo with refugee flows. Uganda has set up Ebola screenings at its land and airport borders.

Salama said scientists were trying to determine whether the eastern Congo outbreak was related to the earlier one in the west.

“We cannot rule out that this is connected to the previous outbreak.

“What we can say is that there is no evidence to suggest there is a concrete link,” Salama said. Genetic sequencing results are expected on Tuesday.

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* News / New Ebola outbreak kills 20 in DR Congo by katty: August 04, 2018, 03:35:38 AM
International efforts to contain a fresh outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo could be thwarted by chronic violence in the region where the virus has been reported, health experts are warning.

The World Health Organisation has mobilised an emergency response team after the Congolese government confirmed that Ebola had struck North Kivu province, an eastern region notorious for its instability.

At least 20 people have died after showing symptoms of haemorrhagic fever in and around the village of Mangina, the Congolese health ministry said. Four samples taken from six people who have so far survived tested positive for Ebola, the ministry added.

The latest cases come just a week after officials formally declared the end of an earlier outbreak that killed 33 people close to the city of Mbandaka, 1,500 miles to the west of Mangina. The two outbreaks are not connected, the health ministry said.

A rapid international and local response helped to contain the Mbandaka outbreak, even though it spread into the city itself, raising fears of a reprise of the type of Ebola epidemic that killed 11,000 people in West Africa three years ago.

This is an active conflict zone. The major barrier will be safely accessing the affected population
Peter Salama, WHO
But emergency teams may struggle to repeat that success in Mangina because of insecurity. At least 1,000 people have been killed by government soldiers and armed groups in the town of Beni, 18 miles to the east, since 2014.

The rest of North Kivu is also unstable. More than 1m people have fled their homes in a region that is criss-crossed by more than a dozen armed groups.

“This new cluster is occurring in an environment which is very different from where we were [previously] operating,” said Peter Salama, deputy head of the World Health Organisation. “This is an active conflict zone. The major barrier will be safely accessing the affected population.”

The affected area also lies within 60 miles of the Ugandan border, raising fears that traders could carry the disease across an international frontier, something that would severely complicate an effective response.

Traditional monitoring and containment methods were supplemented by the use of a new Ebola vaccine during the intervention to end the Mbandaka outbreak.

The role played the vaccine in ending the outbreak is unknown, although none of the 3,300 people who received it after being exposed to the virus died.

However, it is unclear if the vaccine can be used in the latest outbreak because it is not yet known which of the four strains of Ebola have struck Mangina. The rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine used in Mbandaka is only effective against the Zaire species of the virus.

Ebola is endemic in Congo, where the disease was first reported in 1976. This is the tenth outbreak to affect the country, although there may have been more that have gone undetected.

Congo’s health minister, Oly Ilunga Kalenga, said improved surveillance methods have ensured that outbreaks are now identified more rapidly, enabling a more effective response.

Ebola is a constant threat in DRC
Tedros Adhanom, WHO
“Although we did not expect to face a tenth epidemic so early, the detection of the virus is an indication of the proper functioning of the surveillance system,” he said in a statement.

Despite the challenges, the World Health Organisation pledged to contain the latest outbreak.

“Ebola is a constant threat in DRC,” the body’s head, Tedros Adhanom, said. “We will fight this one as we did the last. We have started moving staff and supplies to the affected area.”

Oxfam said it is launching a response to this new outbreak, working with communities, local partners and other agencies in the area, providing clean water, sanitation structures and information about ways to prevent the virus from spreading further.

Jose Barahona, Oxfam Country Director for the DRC, said: "This outbreak comes at a time when the country is already unstable, with millions of people caught up in humanitarian crises as a result of ongoing conflicts.

"People are hungry and at risk of disease and many have had to flee their homes. Beni has been deeply unstable for the past few years due to armed conflict and Ebola poses a serious risk to communities already on the edge and threatens our ability to help them."
Source : Telegraph
* News / Prof. Adejumo Charges Nurses to Make Their Voices Heard by katty: August 03, 2018, 04:44:30 PM
For the patients’ right to essential and adequate healthcare to be implemented to the fullest, then the twenty-first century nurses must equip themselves with all necessary resources, to be worthy advocates of their patients, Professor of nursing, University of Ibadan, Prisca O. Adejumo has said.

Adejumo, who described patients as the most important persons in any healthcare enterprise, said nurses are the most important advocates of these patients, because nurses respond to the healthcare needs of patients in all stages of life, from the point of birth to the time of departure from the world.

Speaking on the theme of the programme: “Nurses: A Voice to Lead ; Health is a Human Right”, she said this special obligation and service to humanity, poses a great challenge to nurses, as they must always endeavour to be good ambassadors of their patients.

“It is important for a nurse to believe in herself because nursing is actually a calling, you don’t just come into nursing for fun, if you are here in nursing and you have responded to the call, that call should drive you, it helps you everywhere you find yourself, willing to make a difference.

“In trying to make a difference, you become the advocate of the patient, you become the voice of the voiceless, you become the leg to the amputee, to those who have no hand you become the hands to them, and you become the eyes to the blind”, she stated.

She also emphasised the place of academic training for today nurses, saying it is important for nursing to improve their knowledge, in order to be worthy advocates of the patients.” If you are lacking in any area, go ahead and improve on yourself and don’t wait for the government to sponsor you, do something for yourself, train yourself a little, it is very important”.

In his own contribution, the Chairman, National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) Lagos State branch, Comrade Julius Awojide, explained the rationale for the theme of the conference, which he said was adopted globally, to address inequality in healthcare.

Citing the WHO’s Director General‘s statement on nurses’ roles in the society, he said nurses respond to the health needs of people in all settings and throughout the lifespan.”Their roles are critical in achieving global mandates, such as Universal Health Coverage and Sustainable Development Goals”.

According to him: “As nurses, we are at the fore-front of the clamour for health as a human right especially at this critical period of calculated attempt to privatise our public health sector. The human right to health means service, sanitation, adequate food, decent housing, healthy working conditions and a clean environment”.

While he condemned quackery in the practice, he said “nurses wish to sound a note of warning that we shall continue to promote wellness and healthy lifestyles as key to eliminating the unequal burden of disease experienced by the poor and underserved population”.
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* Upcoming Conference / NANNM Zone C 2018 Scientific Conference in Benin City, Edo State by katty: August 03, 2018, 02:14:55 PM
National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwife Zone C In collaboration With The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria present her annual scientific conference.

Theme: The Role of Nursing in Leading and Advancing Global Health.

Sub Topics

1)Nursing Education Reforms:How far, so far?

2)Latest Technological Trends in Relation to Nursing practice in Nigeria

3)Transforming Health care Through Quality Clinical Practice

4)Understanding life Experiences To Advance Nursing

5)Nursing Research :A tool for Advancement in Nursing.

6)Nursing Governance And Management Practice.

7)Decisions and policy making in Healthcare:The Role of A Nurse

8)Mentorship:A Tool for Advancing

9)Transforming Nursing Through Education

10) Exploring Latest Innovations and Advances in Nursing Practice

Date : 13th -17th August 2018

Venue Edo Nurses House plot 6 Alexander Ogun street opp palm Garden, Evbuoriaria Sapele road Benin city,Edo State.

Conference fee #15,000
Three Continuing Education Unit (3CEU) from Nursing and Midwifery council of Nigeria.

Account name :Nannm Edo state, Bank Name: Access  Bank
Account number 0022074012.

For enquiries, pls contact:
08023640944. Chairman
08023006960 secretary
* News / Kenya: Governor Ferdinand Defend Nurses, Doctors in Hospital Mess by katty: August 02, 2018, 04:44:58 PM
Governor Ferdinand Waititu has said there is nothing he can do about the influx of patients to Kiambu hospitals.

He said no one will be sacked over the matter because doctors and nurses are working well but are only overwhelmed by the patients.

Waititu was speaking yesterday at Kiambu Level Five Hospital during a fact finding mission.

“Honestly speaking, I would not wish to condemn anyone for the situation in Kiambu Hospital as patients are coming in big numbers  to be treated and I have toured the hospital, where they are doing their best in treating every patient coming in,” said Waititu.

He said matters are worsened by people who wanted to politicise the situation.

“The problem is influx and we should not politicise health facilities.

Kiambu Hospital has a bed capacity of 320 and we are admitting over 800 inpatients ,what would you want us to do?” Waititu said.

He denied that patients were being served bad food.

He attributed the drugs shortage on the Integrated Financial Management System, which was not operational in July.

“Ifmis was closed in July and our credit was squeezed and could not access our accounts, we will supply our facilities with food and blankets and for drugs we will make sure that essential drugs are stocked in all 171 health facilities across the county,” said Waititu.
Source : Kenya Star
* News / JOHESU, AHPA reject Yayale Ahmed report by katty: August 02, 2018, 04:34:36 PM
The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA), both of which constitute about 95 per cent of the workforce in the health sector have rejected report of the Yayale Ahmed Presidential Committee of Experts on Professional Relationships in the Public Health Sector (YAPCEPRPH).

In an open letter to President Mohammadu Buhari dated, July 25, JOHESU and AHPA dissociated themselves from the committee’s recommendations for the establishment of the office of the Chief Medical Adviser to the President, the creation of a National Healthcare Commission, rejects the Committee’s opposition to the appointment of other health professionals as directors in federal health institutions, among others.

Rejection of majority of the recommendations of the YAPCEPRPH by JOHESU and AHPA was based on their confirmations that the Secretariat of the Committee was infiltrated by the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) through its privileged members in government.

The open letter was signed by AHPA and the various unions that constitute JOHESU including Biobelemoye Joy Josiah, national president, Medical and Health Workers Union (MHWUN), A.A. Adeniji, national president, National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Dr. B.A. Akintola, president of Senior Staff Association of Universitites Teaching Hospitals Research Institutes and Associated Institutes (SSAUTHRIAI); the National President of Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals, Dr. Obinna C. Ogbonna; and the National President of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), Dr. Chris Ani; while President of AHPA, Dr. G.C. Okara signed on behalf of that body.

Following professional disharmony between medical doctors and other health workers, the Federal Government had set up the YAPCEPRPH to look into the problems and profer solutions. Although, report of the Committee was submitted to the former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, it is currently before Buhari for consideration, approval and subsequent implementation.

JOHESU and AHPA, said roles the Committee ascribed to the proposed Chief Medical Adviser to the President show that it was ‘’a short-cut to bring back the concept of Surgeon-General as previously demanded by the NMA. The Committee cited examples of other countries where doctors have monopoly of some public health initiatives, but avoided United States (US) experience of the Surgeon-General which was open to all professionals. They added, “The incumbent American Surgeon-General is a trained Registered Nurse.”

They reasoned that the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), which currently provides for two cabinet ministers of health, a permanent secretary, 10 directors out of which one was in charge of public health and another hospital services was sufficient to execute the roles being ascribed for the proposed Chief Medical Adviser to Mr. President.

On the headship of teaching hospitals, which the Committee suggested should be by medical doctors only, JOHESU and AHPA noted that job description for leader of federal health institutions was purely administrative. “It needs no knowledge of surgical procedures or stethoscope for effective output,” they reasoned, adding that condition precedent to be CEO must revolve around interested persons being seasoned administrators or managers of cognate experience.

Other recommendations of the Committee rejected by JOHESU and AHPA include its appointment of CMAC and that of Deputy CMAC, the position of the panel on Pharm D and O.D Programmes, poor hazard, call-duty and related allowances to health professionals, the withdrawal of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) circular authorising Medical Laboratory Science of Nigeria (MLSCN) to approve licence for importation of IVDs, among others.
Source: New Telegraph
* Travel Nursing / Nigeria Nursing Council Ask Applicants to Pay for Courier Fees for Verification by Idowu Olabode: August 02, 2018, 01:24:26 PM
The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria has asked applicants requesting for verification of their license to pay courier fees according to a circular dated 20th of July 2018 and sighted by This new requirement will raise applicant's verification bill to as much as #35,000 depending on the country the verification document is going. Below is the content of the circular:

Courier Service for Dispatch of Verification with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria

I write to inform all Heads of Department/Section/Unit and Zonal Officers of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of  Nigeria that henceforth, clients requesting for verification of documents/certificates/licenses with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria should be responsible for payment of courier services for the dispatch of their processed verification.

By implications, clients should make payment to the courier service of their choice and submit the receipt of payment for courier together with their application forms for verification attached with other supporting documents including remita invoice.

The Council can no longer continue to be responsible for the payment of courier services to the foreign destinations.

Please bring this notice to the knowledge of all your staff.
* News / Nurses Carpet Osibanjo, CPC Over Animated Video by katty: August 02, 2018, 12:07:52 PM
urses under the aegis of University Graduates of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA) in a joint statement by its National President, Chief (Hon.) S.E.O. Egwuenu and National Secretary, Nurse G.I. Nshi,   have shown their displeasure and discontentment over the defamatory online video shared on the twitter page of Consumer Protection Council (CPC) as they launched the Patients' Bills of Rights (PBOR) on 31st of July, 2018. The association said the Patient Bill of Rights was a welcome development and should have been enacted long ago and also that Nurses appreciate and strongly support it as they have always done with anything beneficial to the patient.

 However, the association took strong exception to the derogatory animated video posted by the CPC that casted unwarranted aspersions on image of nurses in its launch of the PBOR.

The statement read, “We wish to inform the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo, and the CPC that the derogatory animated video that accompanied launch of the PBOR as shared in their twitter handle does not and can never be a representation of the articulate and hardworking Nigeria nurses but rather a representation of the idiocy of those that made the post.

“Nigerian nurses despite working under unsafe staffing environment in Nigeria where one nurses is made to care for more than 20 patients per shift as against the recommended maximum of one nurse to five patients have, against all odds, lived up to expectation in promoting health, restoring health, preventing illness and alleviating the sufferings of Nigerians.

“It is height of hypocrisy for those that have refused to use the power entrusted to them by Nigerians to better the lots of our health sector, as evidenced by their abandoning of our health sector to rot as they and their families embark on incessant trips abroad for medical treatment, to turn around and blame the hardworking nurses who on a daily basis make uncountable sacrifices to keep our sinking health sector afloat as the reason for the poor state of our health sector.

“UGONSA wishes to make it very clear to Prof. Osibanjo and CPC that nurses are not Hospital accountants or money keepers and do not demand for or collect money from patients and we challenge the vice president and the CPC to name one hospital in Nigeria where nurses are the hospital accountants. The content of the video from CPC clearly shows that those working at the CPC are unlettered and incompetent and therefore not qualified to work in such a highly revered agency. If not they should have been abreast of the simple fact that the scope of professional roles of a nurse as a holistic caregiver, a patient advocate, a clinical teacher, a communicator, an instructor, a specialist and a researcher does not include accounting and money keeping.

“Nigerian nurses remain the best globally. That is why progressive economies (where our political elites, including those that made the provocative video, rush to for medical treatment) such as the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, United Arab Emirate, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and so on, fall over themselves in a struggle to recruit Nigerian nurses. This is well buttressed by the report that between May 2017 to May 2018, more than 800 nurses left the shores of this country for countries where their services are appreciated unlike in Nigeria where they are dehumanized, poorly paid and defamed.

“We verily demand that Prof. Osibanjo and the CPC take down the video immediately and apologize to Nigerian Nurses.

“This Government seems to derive joy from traumatizing nurses and trivializing the health of Nigerians. First they withheld the salaries of the Midwives running the defunct Midwifery Service Scheme (MSS) and killed the MSS programme which has been the most accessible Maternal and Child Health programme available to the poorest of Nigerian women and children living in the most remote parts of the country. Next, they seized the salaries of Nurses and other JOHESU (Joint Health Sector Union) members for embarking on strike following the failure of the government to honour its own agreement which it freely entered with JOHESU. Paradoxically, they never meted such ill treatment done to nurses and other health workers to others that also embarked on strike e.g. the academic staff and non-academic staff unions of universities (ASUU and NASU), and the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD).Thirdly, they refused to place graduate nurses at par with their counterparts in other healthcare professions who they share similar entry requirements and course duration for the first degree in the university with. Now they have elevated rascality to a new valour of governance by blaming and castigating nurses for their own failure to revitalize our health sector via their misguided animated video. Nurses will not take it anymore!

“As UGONSA charges nurses to go about their legitimate duties not minding this unwarranted provocation from those who have clearly demonstrated that they have poor sense of reasoning, we charge them to get their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) and mobilize their relatives for same ready for 2019 elections and wait for directives from the association as failure to pay up the withheld monies and also apologize for this stupid attack shall never go unpunished- the association said.
* News / South Africa : Nurse Arrested for Trying to Snuggle Gun into Hospital by katty: August 02, 2018, 11:03:32 AM
The KwaZulu-Natal Tactical Response Team (TRT), the K9 Unit and Nsuze police officers swooped on a residence of a Montebello Hospital male nurse where two AK47 automatic assault rifles were found.

This follows the 37-year-old male nurse’s resistance to be searched at the main entrance of the hospital on Monday morning.

A hospital employee said the enrolled nurse at the hospital’s Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) TB unit employee was carrying a huge bag when he refused to be searched at the gate.

“He was reported for that (refusal to be searched). It was suspicious because it’s a rule that bags are searched at the gate. It was at around 9am when this happened,” said the employee who is not authorised to the media.

It is believed the nurse had been working at the hospital for over three years.

Provincial police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said a “swift response” by the law enforcement units resulted in the arrest and seizure of the two firearms and 60 rounds of ammunition.

“The employee attempted to enter the hospital with a big bag but refused to be searched. He was denied entrance. Police received an intelligence about the male carrying rifles in his possession and he was intercepted whilst gaining access to his place of residence which is not far from the hospital. A search was conducted and the firearms were found in his possession. He was immediately arrested and taken to Nsuze police station for detention,” Zwane said on Tuesday.

It is not clear why the nurse, who resides not far from the hospital, would want to smuggle the guns into the hospital.

He said the man, who cannot be named until after he appears in court was charged for possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.

He was expected to appear in kwaMaphumulo Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

The firearms will be sent for ballistic testing to ascertain if they were used in the commission of any crimes.

Daily News
* News / Ghana: MP Allege Nurse Negligence As 2-Year-Old Girl Dies At Kuntenase Hospital by katty: August 01, 2018, 10:29:54 PM
A family is accusing nurses at the Kuntenase Government Hospital in the Ashanti region of negligence after the death of their two-year-old daughter.

Paulina Opoku was on admission at the hospital and in need of blood but several attempts by her father Joel Opoku Bediako to donate blood, however, failed because the lab was closed for service, according to the nurses on duty.

Member of Parliament for Bantama, Daniel Okyem Aboagye intervened before finally the father's blood was taken but the girl died moments after.

The MP who shared the chronology of events at the medical facility on Facebook said nurses must begin to take their jobs seriously.

Below is what the MP wrote on his Facebook page
Another Nurses' Negligence kills a 2-Year old girl at Kuntenase Govt. Hospital in Ashanti Region

Oh my God. What is going on? Another needless loss of life by nurses' negligence at Kuntenase government hospital in Ashanti region today – 31/07/2018.

This is how it all happened. I received repeated calls from Joel Opoku Bediako – the father of late little girl Paulina Owusu – to intervene and help save his dying daughter from the nurses' negligence and bad customer service.

Joel, who resides in Adoato in Bantama Constituency received a call about his daughter's admission at Kuntenase government hospital and the need to do an immediate blood transfusion to save his little Paulina's life.

He quickly rushed from Bantama to Kuntenase. Joel was asked to donate blood to save his little girl but when he got to the lab, the nurses told him the lab was closed and so he cannot be helped.

No bed syndrome has now moved to closed lab syndrome and no amount of pleading will receive the nurse's empathy or sympathy to hear Joel out.

Joel was even rudely asked to take his daughter away if he couldn't wait. After several unsuccessful attempts at getting the nurses on duty to help, Joel calls his Bantama MP (Daniel Okyem Aboagye) to intervene but the nurses won't talk to me and I stood on the phone for several minutes waiting to see if anybody will speak to me but none did.

I quickly told Joel to hang up the phone to think about the next steps. I could hear him crying….please save my daughter, please save my daughter, please my daughter is dying.

Joel quickly changed from the begging mode to the pushing mode but I had to get off the phone to think.

I quickly recorded a message and sent it for him and the nurses whose negligence was killing the little 2-year-old Paulina to listen.

I then called Joel to play my message to the nurses to help and as a result they called in a student lab technician to come and assist. They finally drew Joel's blood for his daughter but when they got there it was too late – speaking from a layman's point of view, little Paulina had died as a result of the nurses' delays, negligence and refusal for the Bantama MP's timely plea for help.

Listen to the helpless mother cry for her baby's life. The mother's cry will touch you as never before. Listen to the mother's cry to understand how our nurse's negligence continue to take life needlessly.

We have now moved from no bed to neglecting a pregnant woman with 3-kids to die in eastern region to killing another pregnant woman for the alleged non-payment of Doctors' motivation fees at Suntreso Hospital in Bantama to Killing of 2-year old Paulina for closed laboratory.

This is completely unacceptable and we must stop it. You need to be a citizen if you don't love your work you must leave it or else do it well.

Brighten your corner at all times regardless of pay and please help the government help us by doing your best at all times.

I personally spoke to the Senior Nurse on duty (Atta Prempeh) who promised to give me his phone number and that of his Doctor on duty who was absent at the time of this entire incident.

More details later but you may contact the parents and I at the following numbers Bantama MP = 0541716391 Joel = 0558579508 Beatrice or Sister = 0248752095 In terms of next steps, I am getting them a lawyer to assist them and to ensure that no one else loses their life to closed labs. #mayhersoulrestinpeace #rejectclosedlapsyndrom #rejectbadnursesattitudes Written By: Daniel Okyem Aboagye Hon. MP Bantama”

Meanwhile, the district director for health, Dr Berima Gyimatey has pledged that the claims of the family will be probed thoroughly. Speaking on the Starr Midday News, Dr. Gyimatey said he was not at the facility when the issue happened but the matter has been brought to his attention.

Source: Starrfmonline
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