-Another student has died in Kumasi Academy
-Five of the deaths were related to severe cases of Meningitis
-It is however not clear the cause of death of one of the fifth and latest students
A seventh student has reportedly passed away at Kumasi Academy in the space of 4 months. Increase in the death toll has alarmed parents who have the wards in the academy. The students are the worst affected by the turn of events fearing for themselves.
The seventh student who was reported dead, Seedock Boadi, according to reports from the school took ill on Tuesday and was admitted in the school’s sick bay. Seedock’s father was believed to have rushed to the school upon hearing the news and sent some provisions to him.
Seedock was discharged that same day and was seen to be fine until his condition worsened that night. He however gave up the ghost after he had been rushed to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology hospital to seek medical attention.
In a telephone conversation with Donald Ato Dapatem of Accra-based Graphic Online, the Assistant Headmaster of the institution refused to comment on the matter because he was in meeting with the Regional Director.
A postmortem is yet to be carried out on the latest death to ascertain the exact cause of death with hopes of getting the results today.
Early on in March this year , 4 students of the school reportedly died mysteriously. However, a postmortem report which was a result of a joint effort between the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and experts from The Ghana Health Service revealed that the cause of death was Meningitis.
The Headmistress of the school, Mrs Eunice Nkansah, according to sources from the school has been asked to proceed on leave therefore the Assistant Headmaster is working in her stead
In April, the Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr Simon Osei-Mensah, quelled growing fears among parents and students when he reported that the deaths were as a result of severe Meningitis.
However, the cause of one out of the seven deaths is also yet to be ascertain since it is believed not to be due to Meningitis.
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