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Update on Finance minister designate, Ken Ofori-Atta’s health condition – ghanapublisher.com

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On Sunday, February 14, 2021, the Ministry of Finance issued a communiqué captioned, “KEN OFORI-ATTA OFF TO THE USA FOR MEDICAL CARE”. “After recovering from COVID-19 last December, Mr. Ofori-Atta has had medical complications which doctors advise, require further investigations not currently available in Ghana”, a portion of the statement read.

This news, since last night which ordinarily should elicit goodwill messages to the Minister has sadly generated unpleasant commentary among the public, particularly among NDC social media activists. The minister’s critics say the Minister has traveled abroad because the Akufo-Addo led government which he serves has failed to build and equip local Hospitals with ultramodern facilities to battle the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.

Some have gone to the extent of pronouncing the Minister-designate dead, compelling his Personal Assistant, Michael Asare-Bediako to release on social media a photograph of his indisposed boss in the U.S.A, moments after he touched down from the Delta 157 Airline to clear all doubts.

For the records, Ken Ofori Atta is ALIVE. He’s not dead as the evil plotters will want the public to believe. He’s in high spirit and will undergo his medical review as scheduled.

It must be stated for purposes of argument that NO Airline in the world will fly a patient with an infectious disease like Ebola, Tuberculosis, Meningitis etc, let alone the DEADLY COVID-19.

It is for this reason why the child of a popular Ghanaian politician (name withheld) died abroad supposedly because the country of residence at the time would not allow the child to be ‘medevaced’ (medical evacuation) overseas just because they thought the child had meningitis which is infectious. It was later found to be malaria by which time the “poor” child had died.

Narrowing down to Ken Ofori-Atta’s medical leave and COVID-19 treatments, it must be emphasized that in order to board any flight overseas, the Airline requires a negative test within 48 hours of flying from passengers.

Again, no hospital or consultant in a country like the US will attend to a COVID-19 patient from overseas. The patient must have had two(2) consecutive negative tests in the spate of 2-3 weeks. This is a prerequisite condition which can’t be compromised.

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That said, the point must also be made that Ken Ofori Atta has been seeing specialists for his medical treatment for decades. There’s nothing unusual about what he’s sought to do this time. It’s rather unfortunate people will go to the extent of wishing him dead.

Get well soon, Mr. Ofori-Atta.

By Sir-Obama Pokuase
No. 345 Baobab Street

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LAUTECH University Lecturer S3kz Tape Goes Viral (Video)

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The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) is currently topping the Twitter trend following the release of another s3x tape allegedly involving one of its lecturers.

The footage which was put out on the microblogging platform shows a middle-aged man been filmed by a third party having his way with a lady whose face was shielded.

This is coming weeks after a young lady alleged to be a LAUTECH student was filmed in a series of leaked s3x footage.

However, the authorities of the university had denied knowledge of her, decrying how the public soil the name of the school.

The policy of this website does not permit us to upload the video directly, but you can click on the link below, as always, to watch the leaked videos.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH LAUTECH UNIVERSITY LECTURER LEAK TAPE

 

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HIV-AIDS, Cancer and other dangerous chronic diseases associated with LGBT People – ghanapublisher.com

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The LGBT group in Ghana organized a fundraising which was attended by several diplomats including the Australian High Commissioner who pledged to support the group.

After the organization, tension has mounted in the country with a lot of opinion leaders advocating against LGBT in the country (Ghana).

An official notice cited by our news desk indicated the president of Ghana ordered the closure of the LGBT office with immediate effect.

Aside the evil tag against the act, there are a lot of dangerous chronic health implication with people who involve themselves in the LGBT.

A lot of LGBT health research funding and public attention still goes to AIDS.

But the LGBT community also experiences higher rates of other less visible health issues, like high blood pressure and earlier onset of disabilities, according to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation Research report.

On top of that, LGBT adults face more challenges in getting healthcare.

Stress and anxiety that’s fueled by discrimination are the likely culprits, say many experts.

These stresses can occur on many fronts, such as hearing about constant LGBT legal battles, workplace discrimination, or being denied healthcare.

“There is minority stress,” Gilbert Gonzales, assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, told Health-line. “And it’s above the everyday stress. There’s also a lot of variation within the LGBT community.”

Another studyNTrusted Source of over 68,000 American adults found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults drank and smoked more heavily than heterosexual adults.

Gonzales, who co-authored the study, describes smoking and drinking as a “coping mechanism” for dealing with discrimination. “It could be drowning feelings by self-medicating,” he said.

Stress and anxiety are indeed linked to poor health outcomes, Carrie Henning-Smith, a research associate at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and who also co-authored the report, told Healthline.

“And we need to be concerned about it,” she said. “Homophobia is alive and well.”

As the federal government begins collecting more health data on sexual orientation, these disparities are finally coming to light, experts noted.

Bisexual people face the most health issues

Peeling away the health differences within the LGBT community is revealing, too.

For example, lesbian — and especially bisexual — women are more likely to be overweight than heterosexual women.

“And being overweight is a big risk factor for chronic diseases,” said Gonzalez.

Lesbian and bisexual women are also more likely to receive diagnoses with some cancers as well as higher rates of cardiovascular disease, according to the Kaiser Foundation report.

But bisexual people reported the poorest overall health.

They’re less likely to describe their health as excellent and had higher levels of distress. This group was also the least likely to be insured and also avoided getting medical care in the past year due to cost.

“Bisexuals do have the highest health risks,” said Henning-Smith, who passionately believes that all people should have a chance to have a healthy life. “One theory is that they’re a minority within a minority.”

Gay men can suffer from little-discussed health issues too, such as eating disorders fueled by body image.

According to studies, gay men were seven times more likely to report binging and 12 times more likely to report purging than heterosexual men.

Transgender college students are five times more likely to have an eating disorder than their peers.

And binge eating has serious side effects, such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

“Binging can also lead to social isolation,” Dr. Stephanie Setliff, medical director at the Eating Recovery Center in Dallas, told Healthline, as feelings of shame and guilt arise.

Finally, older members of the LGBT community face mounting health issues as they age.

According to a University of Washington study that examined health conditions among LGB adults over 50, lesbian and bisexual women are more likely to have chronic health conditions than heterosexual women.

These health conditions include strokes, heart attacks, and asthma.

“This is a population that isn’t getting the attention it deserves,” said Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, director of the Health Generations Hartford Center of Excellence at the University of Washington, in a press release about the study. “Lesbian and bisexual women tend to be more invisible.”

Aging gay men, lesbians, and bisexual people also usually lack family support and end up living alone.

They report higher rates of mental distress and isolation, according to a policy brief by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

However, when moving into nursing homes, elder abuse is rampant, too.

According to surveys, 43 percent of LGBTQ seniors have either been abused by caretakers or witnessed abuse, such as being evicted from long-term care facilities.

“This abuse is a hard one,” said Gonzales. “When health deteriorates, some will enter nursing homes. Often, that process leads them to go back into the closet.”

 

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Hilarious Reactions As Ghanaians Spot A “Giant Net” Covering Jubilee House

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From all indications, Jubilee House is undergoing renovation works, however, netizens have decided to tell the story their own way.

While others had fun with the photos, some social media users were of the view that the safety net had been there for so long, it does not make the presidential palace appealing any longer.

The Jubilee House was commission by the former president, John Agyekum Kufuor in 2008 to mark the Golden Jubilee anniversary of Ghana.

Ras Patrick Christman Catizo of Trotro Diaries saw the state of the presidential palace and thought he would get answers from his fellow group members.

Here is what people think is going on in the Jubilee House.

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