- The Ghana Health Service has stated that it is ready to roll out a regional vaccinate programme against Swine Flu (H1NI)
- This follows investigations that concluded that the deaths at KUMACA were caused by the HIN1
- 11 students of KUMACA have so far lost their lives to the disease
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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has announced its intentions to vaccinate every Senior High School (SHS) student in Ghana against Swine Flu (H1N1).
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This was disclosed in a message released by the Ashanti Regional Director of the Service, Dr. Emmanuel Tenkorang.
In a report by mynewsgh.com, he stated that the Service is ready to adopt the measure following the revelation of the cause of deaths at the Kumasi Academy (KUMACA).
Speaking on Nhyira FM in Kumasi, he said that “we are taking steps to prevent others from contracting this contagious disease”.
He therefore urged the media to desist from churning out false information about the menace.
Information available to YEN.com.gh shows that 11 students of KUMACA have lost their lives to H1N1.
The ministry of Health has disclosed that the cause of death was confirmed by the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR).
The minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu, has reportedly disapproved of a plan to close down the school.
According to him, the students need to be quarantined and treated, so that the strain does not spread.
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