- The PPP has called for the immediate removal of health minister, Alex Segbefia following the outbreak of meningitis
- So far, the Brong Ahafo Region has been documented as the worst hit region since the disease broke in 2015
The Progressive People's Party (PPP) is calling for the immediate resignation of health minister, Alex Segbefia should another case of death in relation to the outbreak of meningitis be recorded.
The National Secretary of the party, Murtala Mohammed has in a statement argued that one more death by the disease should cost the health minister his job.
President Mahama should not give us reason to believe that he does not care about the lives of Ghanaians. We are, therefore, demanding that the Minister of Health must work with a sense of urgency to ensure that no more lives are lost to this preventable disease. We are calling for the dismissal of the Health Minister if he does not resign after one more death is recorded, Mr Alex Segbefia must stop the Meningitis now or resign if he does not have the necessary capacity to curb the menace,” the statement said.
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So far, the Brong Ahafo Region has been documented as the worst hit region since the disease broke last year , 2015. Government has thus deployed the needed clinical facilities to help contain the spread as the call on the World Health Organisation (WHO) has also been made.
The epidemic which is feared to be spreading more than expected has further seen over 60 others seriously hospitalized following massive infections as health experts fear the recent strains remains most contagious and deadly than Cerebrospinal Meningitis