- Parents of dead KUMACA say their wards never died of Swine Flu
- Swine Flu has been linked to the mysterious deaths of students there
- Government has committed to pay all funeral bills of affected families
The Ghana health service has finally spelt out the actual cause of deaths at Kumasi Academy to be Swine Flu. But parents of the deceased students disagree.
According to these bereaved parents, reports that were given to them by hospital officials suggests their children never died of Swine Flu virus.
According to a mother of one of the deceased students, Olivia Agyemang, postmortem results indicated that her son died of "severe pneumonia" as another concerned mother revealed her 15-year-old son, Carlos Ofori, died of “multiple extensive peculiar bleeding”.
Another bereaved mother, Aunty Yaa also revealed to the media that her son, Fordjour Ferguson, died of feverishness and thus died later on Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital where he died.
Meanwhile, the government, through the vice president, has visited the Kumasi Academy High School.The school, which remains the epicentre of a recent outbreak of Swine Flu, has recorded over 11 deaths just in a year. This development has attracted severe public concern over the spread of the virus beyond the school.
Meanwhile, the health minister is calling for all students to be kept on campus as emergency means to provide vaccines to control the outbreak is ensured. Earlier on, medical officers at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) are currently finding the exact name for the disease found in the bodies of students who recently died.
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