- The Ghana Health Service has warned parents of students of Kumasi Academy to stop taking their children away from the school.
- The Service has cautioned that taking the children home will further aggravate their health condition
- This warning comes when parents started rushing for their wards after a mysterious death hit KUMACA.
The Ghana Health Service has ordered parents of students of Kumasi Academy (KUMACA), to leave their wards in the school for treatment.
The Service’s warning comes after reports that some parents have stormed the Kumasi Academy in the Ashanti Region to take their children home.
The parents are in fear and panic after a mysterious death hit the school leading to thirteen students losing their lives.
This is not the first time a mysterious death has plagued KUMACA.
Earlier in March this year, some students died mysteriously and it was blamed on ‘food poisoning’.
But speaking on GHOne TV’s News Day programme on Wednesday, the Head of Disease Surveillance of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Badu Sarkodie, said parents taking their children home will not solve the situation.
According to him, that might aggravate the health conditions of the students and lead to fatal cases and death.
He revealed that a post-mortem carried out on the affected students revealed a serious bacteria attack and meningitis as the cause.
Therefore, it would be wiser of the parents leave their wards in the school so that they are treated there.
He explained that the parents taking their wards home could also affect other members of the household leading to more danger.
“The best thing to do is to confine the students in one place and treat them.”
“Taking them home will only make the situation worse because other family members can be affected,” Dr. Sarkodie admonished.
However, in reacting to the Ghana Health Service’s warning, some parents say they cannot leave their children in the school for them to die.
The parents who also spoke in the news programme blamed the situation on the authorities of the school.
They said school authorities have not been forth coming with information on the mysterious death which started earlier in March this year.
The observed that the authorities have ‘something to hide’ because they have not been ‘transparent’ with them.
They further called on the government to as a matter of urgency post some doctors to Kumasi Academy to monitor and assess the health of the students.
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