We’re tracing all suspected COVID-19 cases in Mfantsipim, other schools – GHS Boss


The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Patrick Kuma-Aboagye has said the ministry is working to track all suspected cases of COVID-19 in some Senior High Schools.

These schools he said includes the Wesley Grammar SHS, Mfanstipim School, Prang SHS and Odorgonno SHS, among others.

Dr. Kuma-Aboagye announced this at a press conference on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

“Samples [of students in these schools] have been taken because we have suspected cases. We have the Pru West and the Prang Secondary School, where there are cases that we are trying to follow up. In the Central Region, my current evidence is that we have two cases in Mfanstipim, and one in Mankessim.”

According to him, the government has deployed 200 personnel, including individuals from the Ghana Education (GES) Service and the GHS to monitor the COVID-19 situation in various Senior High Schools after six students and a teacher of the Accra Girls SHS tested positive for COVID-19.

The GES and GHS in the statement said the personnel have been deployed across the country for the task to ensure that the schools do not become hotspots for the spread of the virus.

“A group of 200 personnel, taken from the Ghana Education Service, Ghana Health Service, the Regional and District Directorates of Education are actively spread out all over the country and are monitoring the situation closely.”

“Further, all health institutions to which senior high schools have been mapped with health facilities to ensure that any suspected cases are promptly dealt with in accordance with the laid down protocols,” the joint statement noted.

By: Queenel Delali Kukey / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / delakuki0@gmail.com / Ghana / 2020


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