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Korle Bu Teaching Hospital risks shutdown in March

Ghana’s foremost hospital, the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, is at risk of being closed down by March 31, 2019. According to the Health Facilities Regulatory Agency (HeFRA), the body mandated to license health institutions in Ghana, Korle Bu operates without a valid license. The Board Chairman of HeFRA, Nana Otuo Acheampong, disclosed this to Joy News reporter Matilda Wemega during an inspection of some private and public health facilities in Accra. The inspection forms part of a nationwide exercise to halt the…

HeFRA to crack the whip against non-registered health facilities

The Health Facilities Regulatory Agency (HeFRA), has announced plans to embark on a nation-wide exercise, to halt the operations of unlicensed health institutions for non-compliance with the law. Nana Otuo Acheampong, the Board Chairman of the Health Facilities Regulatory Agency, who made the announcement at a media engagement in Accra, explained that following promulgation of the Health Institutions and Facilities Act 2011, Act 829, all institutions, both public and private must now obtain a license for operation. He said presently…

HeFRA HOLDS END OF YEAR BOARD AND STAFF DURBAR

The Health Facilities Regulatory Agency (HeFRA), held an end of year Board and staff durbar on 19th December, 2018 at its office premises located at Cantonments. The Board and staff durbar was an opportunity for management and staff to interact and share their concerns with the Board of the Agency.  After official introduction of staff and Board members, the Registrar presented his welcome address. Highlights of his speech include some key achievements for the Agency.  These are: Validation of over…

HeFRA holds stakeholders meeting to discuss proposed fees and charges.

HeFRA holds stakeholders meeting to discuss proposed fees and charges The Health Facilities Regulatory Agency (HeFRA) as part of its mandate to license and monitor both public and private health facilities in the country held a stakeholders’ meeting on 30th November, 2018 to discuss proposed fees and charges for health facilities across the country as prerequisite for parliamentary approval of proposed fees and charges. There has been a general consensus to review the current fees and charges in a manner…

MINISTER FOR HEALTH VISITS HeFRA

The Minister for Health, Honorable Kwaku Agyemang- Manu MP paid a working visit to the Health Facilities Regulatory Agency (HeFRA) on Friday, 5th November 2018. The purpose of the visit was for him to familiarize himself with activities of the Agency and interact with staff and Management. The minister was received by the Board chairman, Nana Otuo Acheampong, the Ag. Registrar, Mr. Matthew Kyeremeh as well as Management and staff of the Agency. Nana Otuo Acheampong was grateful to the…

HEALTH FACILITIES REGULATORY AGENCY (HeFRA) INAUGURATE AUDIT COMMITTEE

Pursuant to section 86. (1) of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921) and Section 13.0 of the Guidelines for Effective Functioning of Audit Committees, 2017, HeFRA has inaugurated its Audit Committee Members today 8th August, 2018 at Ministry of Health Conference room. In attendance were: 1. Hon. Kingsley Aboagye-Gyadu – Hon. Deputy Minister for Health 2. Mr. Ransford Agyei – Ag. Director General, Internal Audit Agency 3. Nana Otuo Acheampong – Board Chairman, HeFRA 4. Mr. Matthew Yaw…

STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE DISCIPLINE FOR BETTER SERVICE -FROM HUMAN RESOURCE PERSPECTIVE

BY MR PHILIP QUAYSON Human Resource (HR) in every organization strives on three main pillars being HR Planning, HR Management and HR Development. Manpower planning is an effective tool in ensuring that, organizations recruit the right mix of competent employees to fill vacant positions to forestall manpower shortages. Agency to ensure that, proper manpower planning is conducted by following the laid down procedures in line with Article 195 (1) of the 1992 constitution of Ghana which states clearly that “the…

STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE DISCIPLINE FOR BETTER SERVICE -FROM HUMAN RESOURCE PERSPECTIVE

By MR PHILIP QUAYSON Human Resource (HR) in every organization strives on three main pillars being HR Planning, HR Management and HR Development. Manpower planning is an effective tool in ensuring that, organizations recruit the right mix of competent employees to fill vacant positions to forestall manpower shortages. Agency to ensure that, proper manpower planning is conducted by following the laid down procedures in line with Article 195 (1) of the 1992 constitution of Ghana which states clearly that “the…

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL CLIENTS

Management of HeFRA wishes to inform all our valued clients that the Agency is determined to serve them in an effective, efficient and timely manner. Clients do not need to engage any HeFRA staff unofficially in the name of facilitating the process of acquiring a licence within a shorter time. We are doing our best to ensure that clients have their licences within the shortest possible time. We must remind our clients that it is criminal for anyone to pay…