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Health News of Friday, 30 August 2019


Hypertension and anaemia top cases in newly opened Sege polyclinic

More people have been diagnosed with hypertension and anemia at the newly opened Sege Poly Clinic in the Ada West District.

Three hundred and forty cases account for each of the conditions while Malaria, the hitherto usual cause of mortality in Ghana, accounting for 201 cases and at a distant fourth, according to records filed between July 31 and August 15, 2019, at the Polyclinic.

Doctor Seli Deh, Ada West District Director of Health, told the Ghana News Agency that the conditions and diseases diagnosed included skin infections, diabetes, worms infection, rheumatism, dog bits, and vaginal discharge.

She said no case of mortality had been recorded at the Polyclinic.

The two-month-old modern facility which was among the five newly sited polyclinics in the Greater Accra Region, initiated by the Ghanaian and Austrian governments, was highly patronized by community members.

"The newly opened polyclinic was drawing patients from Ningo Prampram, Ada East, North, and South Tongu Districts as well," she said.

According to her, "We have recruited staff from the three sub-districts which are Bornikorpe, Anyamam and Sege health centres and the regional health directorate has also posted staff to help. So far, the work of staff is on point despite the stress that 'overtime work' may bring about."

She said," Generally, Out Patients Department (OPD), maternity, children, male, female wards and other units are performing well because whatever equipment or drug needed are available."

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