The MP for Bortianor Ngleshie Amanfro, Matthew Sylvester Tetteh, is set to cut sod for the building of an isolation centre at the Amanfro Polyclinic to enhance testing and contact tracing processes.
According to him, it has become necessary because of the rate at which the new variant of COVID-19 is spreading around the world and having a dramatic impact on the lives of people.
He added that the isolation centre after its construction will improve quarantine strategies used for COVID-19 patients, the screening process will be effective, and intensify the prevention of the transmission.
Speaking at a COVID-19 stakeholders meeting in partnership with the Ga South Municipal Assembly to dialogue with health directorates and other personalities to get to know the state of coronavirus in the constituency and suggest possible measures to ensure the well-being of residents at Bortianor Ngleshie Amanfro, he said the lives and safety of the people in the consistency is paramount to him, therefore organizing the meeting was in the right.
At the event, he also pledged to allocate a van to the health directorate if the municipal assembly to help them convey COVID-19 patients to and fro, and be mobile and snappy in their work.
The former Deputy Minister of Health, and former Member of Parliament for Ledzokuku Constituency Bernard Okoe Boye who made a presentation has refuted claims and speculations by a cross section of Ghanaians on the alleged negative effects of the COVID-19 vaccine on the sexuality of both men and women.
Answering questions posed at him by journalists, he said there are some conspiracy theories about the efficacy of the vaccine and it’s impact on both men and female sex organs which the country is yet to procure and administer 17.6 million doses in the first half of 2021 as part of an initial push.
He therefore appealed to some Ghanaians whom he calls “the anti vaccine campaigners” to stop spreading false rumors about the vaccine and encouraged the public to get vaccinated when the time comes.
He added that like other countries in the Sub-Saharan Africa, Ghana is battling a second wave of the novel coronavirus with its daily infection rate rising and close to record levels. So far records shows about 7,931 active cases and 565 deaths hence the aim of government to vaccinate the entire population, with an initial target of twenty million people is important.
Dr. Okoe Boye said the wrong notion which is emboldening people to disregard the safety protocols is also the one having a toll on the national response to the disease and allegedly denying the strides government has made in curbing the spread of the disease.
He appealed to the public to continue to observe social distancing and wear their face masks.
He underscored the need for all stakeholders to join the national efforts in raising awareness of the global pandemic and the need to stay safe.
He commended the MP for BNA Hon. Sylvester Matthew Tetteh and the Assembly for putting together this wonderful stakeholders dialogue which served as an educational platform for others to understand the variants of the new wave of COVID-19.
He thanked the Chiefs and elders and the entire community who made it to the stakeholders forum for allowing themselves to be schooled through the disease.
Source: Daily Mail GH