Cholera Epidemic: Two Dead, 50 Others Hospitalised
The Ghana Health Service has confirmed a reported outbreak of cholera in parts of the country. The Director General of the Ghana Health Service Dr. Elias Sory told Joy FM that there is a cholera epidemic that has hit parts of the country. This follows the reported death of one person in Accra with 13 others receiving treatment in various health centres in the capital. The situation in the Central Region is no different as the Municipal Director of Health Services at Agona Swedru, Dr. Nii Adjei Adjetey confirmed to Joy News the death of one person with 45 others receiving treatment. “The first case was reported on 22nd December, up to date, we have recorded 45 cases. Incidentally, the cases are not mainly from our district. They are coming from Agona East and Gomoa East. There is one death we have recorded,” he said. Elias Sory said the death of one person is enough to declare the situation an epidemic. “Indeed we are in an epidemic, if you are to consider one case of cholera is an epidemic in the system." He said his outfit is putting strategies in place to fight the epidemic. “We are making sure that the Greater Accra Regional Directorate should have all the necessary supplies to ensure that they go in, especially to areas that are of concern in order to map out the area and give treatment if possible. “So every region is prepared now with supplies; we expect every regional director to be on top of what is happening so that we can get the supplies there as quickly as possible,” he said.
Source: Joy News