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The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye, has charged the Committees on Health and Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to look into the no-bed syndrome in the country’s health sector and come up with laws and regulations to deal with the situation.

“I urge the committee to take this issue very seriously and report to this house in two weeks. They should visit appropriate quarters and come up with a well-reasoned argument for further action,” he said.

Dr Boye stressed the need for Parliament to take steps to address the no-bed syndrome, which resulted in the death of a 70-year-old man after he was rejected by seven hospitals for the lack of beds.

Mr Prince Anthony Opoku-Acheampon reportedly died in his car at the LEKMA Hospital at Teshie, after seven hospitals turned him away over claims that there were no beds.Prof. Oquaye gave the order last Tuesday following a statement in Parliament by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ledzokuku, Dr Bernard Oko Boye, on the shortage of beds in hospitals.

The family of Mr Opoku-Acheampon started searching for a hospital for him at 11p.m. on June 2, 2018, travelling for about 46 kilometres in total, across the seven hospitals, till he eventually died at around 3:30 a.m.

The first hospital the patient was taken to was a private facility, C&J Medicare Hospital at Adabraka.

A nurse at the hospital confirmed that Mr Opoku-Acheampong needed to be hospitalised after a brief assessment, but said the hospital could not cater for him.

The family then moved to the Korle Bu Polyclinic, Ridge Hospital, Police Hospital, Trust Hospital and the La Polyclinic, before finally arriving at the LEKMA Hospital at Teshie, where he died.

Some MPs expressed worry about the lack of beds and poor treatment of patients at hospitals.

Prof. Oquaye urged the joint committee to deal with the matter urgently and present a report in two weeks.

 

Source: Graphic.com.gh

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Armed robbers attack another bullion van on Accra-Winneba road

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All passengers in the bullion van escaped unscathed and no property was stolen

•Armed robbers have attacked another bullion van on Accra-Winneba road

•A quick response of the Winneba Police Command has prevented the robbers from have a successful operation

•All passengers in the bullion van escaped unscathed and no property was stolen

The police in the Central region saved the day as armed robbers attacked a bullion van with registration number GN 6956-17 on Accra-Winneba road on Thursday, June 17, 2021.

The van which was attacked at Okyereko on the Winneba-Accra road was targeted by some armed men whose identities are unknown.

The robbers fired shots at the front passenger seat where the police escort sat. These shots ended up shattering the window area.

According to reports, the police escort ordered the driver to speed off upon observing the unusual movement of the robbers, while he called for reinforcement.

The Winneba Patrol team dispatched to Mpata Junction, rushed to the scene and started a gun battle with the robbers, overpowering them in the process.

All passengers in the bullion van escaped unharmed and no property was stolen.

The van has been sent to Winneber Police Custody for investigation.

This development comes after armed robbers shot to death, a police officer and an eyewitness, during a robbery incident involving a bullion van at Adedenkpo, a suburb of James Town in Accra, Monday, June 14.

Below are some tweets on the attack;

 

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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British Airways rows back plan to switch Accra flights to Gatwick

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Passengers on the Accra – London route will land at Heathrow Airport

• British Airways rescinds decision to move Accra flights to Gatwick airport

•This came as a result of huge opposition from the Ghana government

• Passengers on the Accra – London route will land at Heathrow Airport

British Airways has bowed to pressure from the government of Ghana and rowed back on a plan to switch Accra flights from Heathrow to Gatwick.

Speaking to Citi Business News, the Public Relations Officer for the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Eric Mireku Amaning, said Accra will continue to operate from the London Heathrow Airport from the IATA Winter 2021 Season.

This means passengers on the Accra-London route will land at Heathrow Airport instead of Gatwick Airport.

“Finally, the British Airways last week wrote to the Minister [of Transport] informing him that they have reconsidered their decision to move Accra flights to Gatwick. So our final destination will be Heathrow Airport and not Gatwick. So I think that the Minister of Transport did a yeoman’s job, and we need to commend him for that,” Eric Mireku Amaning added in an interview with Citi Business News.

“We’ve received great assurances from British Airways that we are not going to face this situation again and that Heathrow will continue to be our final destination if we’re travelling from Accra to London,” he added.

British Airways announced moving Ghana operations from the London Heathrow Airport to London Gatwick Airport.

When BA revealed its intention to shift the route from its main London hub to the Gatwick airport, Ghana’s Ministry of Aviation called the decision “unacceptable”. It threatened to reciprocate by forcing the airline to use an airport 100 miles from Accra.

Like Heathrow, Accra’s Kotoka International Airport was a Second World War RAF base that became a civilian facility in 1946.

Virgin Atlantic shared the Heathrow-Accra route with BA until 2013 when it pulled out blaming “exceptionally high fuel costs” at the West African airport.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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WATCH: Maame Serwaa puts her Huge B00bs on Display In a new Video

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Young Ghanaian actress, Maame Serwaa, has stunned fans with a new video

She is seen behaving like a model and happily moving her body up and down.

Fans cannot keep calm over Maame Serwaa as some have observed how grown she has become in the past months

The latest video of Kumawood star, Maame Serwaa, showing how grown she has become in the past few months has stunned fans.

Maame Serwaa is now a big girl judging by her pretty looks and overall appearance in the video.

She wore a long wig and paced up and down behaving like a professional model.

The actress definitely liked what she was doing as it was written all over her.

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