COVID-19 test results of parliamentarians won’t be made public — Medical Director

COVID-19 test results of parliamentarians won’t be made public — Medical Director

- The results of COVID-19 tests conducted on MPs and staff of the Parliamentary Service will not be made public knowledge

- The Medical Director of Parliament, Dr Prince Pambo, said it would rather be communicated to the individual MPs

- According to him, appropriate action would be taken to stop the spread

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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that the results of COVID-19 tests conducted on Members of Parliament (MPs) and staff of the Parliamentary Service will not be made public knowledge.

According to a Daily Graphic report, it would rather be communicated to the individual MPs and appropriate action would be taken where necessary.

Speaking in an interview with the Daily Graphic, the Medical Director of Parliament, Dr Prince Pambo, said necessary steps will be taken to ensure the spread is brought under control.

COVID-19 test results of parliamentarians won’t be made public — Medical Director

COVID-19 test results of parliamentarians won’t be made public — Medical Director Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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“Once the results are out, negative or positive, results will be declared not to any other person but to the concerned individuals and the necessary steps will be taken to stop the spread of infection within Parliament,” he said.

Dr Prince Pambo said once the samples of the test had been taken out of Parliament, the results were expected within a minimum of 48 hours and a maximum of 72 hours

The medical practitioner was however impressed with the turnout of the Members of Parliament when their presence was requested.

The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, last Tuesday directed the Clerk and Medical Officer of Parliament to liaise with the appropriate institution to undertake COVID-19 testing of all MPs and staff of the Parliamentary Service.

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In other news, President Nana Akufo-Addo has advised Ghanaians to learn to live with the coronavirus pandemic since research has proven that the disease will stay much longer.

Akufo-Addo said the COVID-19 outbreak should not be a reason for Ghanaians to put a stop to whatever agenda they have set for development.

Speaking at a meeting with the chiefs and elders of the Anlo Traditional Area of the Volta Region, Akufo-Addo said citizens must take personal responsibility for their lives to ensure strict adherence to the various precautionary measures outlined by the Ghana Health Service.

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