COVID-19: It is unethical to mention names of infected gov't officials - GHS Boss

COVID-19: It is unethical to mention names of infected gov't officials - GHS Boss

- Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye has stated categorically that he sees no sense in publicising names of COVID-19 infected government officials

- According to him, it is not ethically right to put the name of those infected in the public domain.

- His comment comes on the back of reports that a number of government officials have tested positive for COVID-19

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The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, has stated categorically he sees no sense in publicising names of COVID-19 infected government officials.

According to him, it was not ethically right to put the name of those infected in the public domain.

He made this known while addressing the press on Thursday, 2 July, to update Ghanaians on the country’s COVID-19 case management.

COVID-19: It is unethical to mention names of infected gov't officials - GHS Boss

Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye Source: UGC
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“As I mentioned, I cannot really, ethically, tell you all these numbers and mention names and their status. It cannot be done.
We are not going to be able to mention anybody’s name and there is no need,” he said.

His comment comes after reports that a number of government officials have tested positive of COVID-19.

As of 2 July, Ghana has recorded a total of 18 630 cases with 14 046 recoveries and 117 deaths.

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In other news, the deputy minister for trade and industry, Carlos Ahenkorah and the New Patriotic Party's campaign manager, Peter Mac Manu, are reportedly on admission at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

A Citi News report indicates they both tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease otherwise known as COVID-19.

According to a report filed by Citi News, they are not the only NPP leaders who have tested positive for the virus as a number of government officials have tested positive for the virus.

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