Ghana’s parliament to summon Health Minister over Coronavirus scare


Ghana’s Parliament wants the country’s Health Minister be dragged before the House over the recent Coronavirus scare that has hit the country.

Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu (MP) wants the sector Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu, to brief the House on the country’s status and preparedness.

It comes amid concerns the deadly virus may have found its way on the African continent with Ivory Coast and Ethiopia recording suspected cases.

“We may want to in the course of this meeting invite the Health Minister to apprise us of what he is doing to avoid the occurrence of the Coronavirus in our country”, said Iddrisu who also doubles as the MP for Tamale South.

He made this call during the opening of the 4th session of the 7th Parliament of the 4th Republic yesterday, Tuesday.

Known also as the China-virus, the Coronavisrus has claimed over 100 lives in China as more countries across the globe continue to record suspected cases.

Ghana’s Ministry of Health had earlier announced that all passengers from China who come to Ghana will undergo enhanced screening and surveillance to prevent the spread of the new Coronavirus.

The Ministry said it has subsequently designated the Ridge Hospital and the Tema General Hospital as centers to manage possible cases of coronavirus in the country.

It said the move is part of Ghana’s plans to prevent and control any case that may be detected in the country and ultimately protect the Ghanaian population.

By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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