Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has expressed his heart felt condolence to the families the Kumasi Academy students who lost their lives as a result of a swine flu outbreak.
Dr Bawumia is a brief statement also wished the students who are still recovering speedy recovery.
“On behalf of the President and the Government and people of Ghana, I wish to express our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the families, teachers, students and friends of Kumasi Academy Senior High School who have been affected by the H1N1 virus.”
“My heart goes out to the families of the 4 promising students who have lost their life through the outbreak of the swine flu. May the souls of the departed students rest in perfect peace. I wish those admitted in hospitals speedy recovery.”
The deaths of the four students caused panic among parents and guardians, some of whom stormed the school to take their wards home.
A three-day vaccination exercise was conducted for all the school children as well as some of the parents who were said to have been on campus.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Health Kwaku Agyemang Manu on Thursday confirmed to journalists that 12 out of 19 blood samples sent to the Noguchi Memorial Research Institute tested positive for Influenza H1N1 also known as Swine Flu.
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