- Death toll at Kumasi Academy keeps rising as the cause of death is still unknown
- Parliament is to summon the minister of health on the issue
Developments at the Kumasi Academy Senior High School keeps getting scarier by the day as students continue to die or collapse over an unknown health condition.
YEN.com.gh has been following developments ongoing in the school which has caught the attention of the entire country including the World Health Organisation (WHO).
1. Number of admission cases still rising
YEN.com.gh understand that a total of 25 more students are currently on admission at the KNUST hospital as specialized health officials do all they can in their power to ascertain the actual cause of the sickness. These health officials, YEN.com.gh gathers, also included medical experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO)
2. Cause of deaths still unknown
YEN.com.gh can also report that the cause of the mysterious deaths is still unknown. There have been claims that the cause of death at the school are from strains of pneumonia while other reports claimed that it was from Ebola. But the health ministry insists none of these claims is true or confirmed.
3. Emergency closure of school
Information reaching us also indicates that the entire school premise will be shut down completely to the public. This move follows after a crucial meeting was held by the Ashanti regional health directorate, the Ghana Health Service (GES) plus the Parents and Teacher Association of the school. What this means is that the school will be shut down latest by Friday, December 8th.
4. Emergency vaccination
Another development we know is happening at the school is that all students and teachers are being given shots of some vaccines meant to keep them strong against any form of infection. These shots, the health ministry confirms, forms part of efforts to stabilize the spread of the unknown disease.
5. Parliament to summon health minister
YEN.com.gh understands that the minister of health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, could be hauled before parliament to answer questions pertaining to developments at Kumasi Academy. This was after the minority chief whip, Alhaji Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak made a case for that. His summons will help us understand what exactly is going on and progress made.
6. Tensions on the rise
Also, we gather that the current atmosphere at Kumasi Academy is that of fear and uncertainty as parents run to the school to see if their wards are doing well as others demand to take their wards home with them.
The death toll continues to rise as a total number of persons losing tier lives in a week alone reaches six.
A first-year-student Fodjour Furgerson Livingstone died yesterday (Monday). Earlier, two students who were rushed to the hospital after they complained of “fever-like conditions” at the school’s clinic died last Friday.
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