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The Northern Regional Health Directorate (NRHD) of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) in Tamale has been without electricity for the past two weeks, bringing administrative work and other activities to a halt on the premises.
The situation has arisen from the directorate’s inability to purchase prepaid power after it was moved from the postpaid metering system and has to now struggle to raise funds to purchase power for its offices.
The Upper East Regional Hospital in Bolgatanga is expected to be completed in October next year following the signing of a concessional loan facility of $20 million between the governments of Ghana and Saudi Arabia.
The Police in the Northern Region have arrested a chemical seller in Tamale, Issifu Razak, for turning his shop into an admission ward for clients in his neighbourhood at Choggu.
Popularly known in his neighbourhood as Dr. Razak, he allegedly admits, injects and carry infusions on patients.
Upon a tipoff, the police together with the Northern Regional Pharmacy Council arrested Dr. Razak in the act on Saturday night.