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114 KUMACA additional students vaccinated against Swine flu

Health officials in the Ashanti Region on Monday vaccinated 114 additional students of the Kumasi Academy against the H1N1 Influenza type A, also known as Swine flu. The number was part of the 174 students who could not take part in the vaccination exercise in December 2017, when the general vaccination was done following a detection of the virus. Over ...

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Manya Krobo SHS: Students charged GH¢75 for nose masks

Citi News has sighted a letter from the Manya Krobo Senior High School in the Eastern Region which indicates that students are being charged an amount of GH¢75 each for the purchase of gloves and nose masks. The newsletter, which was signed by the headmaster of the school, D. Tetteh Kwao, said the move was aimed at preventing meningitis and ...

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Exposing Nana Addo, others to swine flu reckless – GMA

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA), has expressed its displeasure with the fact that President Nana Akufo-Addo and many others were put at risk of swine flu from the Kumasi Academy (KUMACA) in the Ashanti Region. Indications are that, students in the school may have contracted the virus at the time of the President’s visit to the school on Saturday, December ...

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Don’t ‘relax’ in tackling swine flu – Pharmacist tells Gov’t

Following claims by health officials that the outbreak of swine flu at Kumasi Academy in the Ashanti Region has been contained, a Clinical Pharmacist, Dr. Marc Dzradosi, has asked public health officials not to rest on their oars. Health officials have assured that the swine flu, also known as the H1N1 2009, had been contained after four student deaths. But speaking on the ...

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KUMACA fumigated over Swine flu fears

A private company contracted by the Ministry of Education has carried out a fumigation exercise at the Kumasi Academy (KUMACA) following the suspected swine flu outbreak at the school. The pandemic strain of influenza type A, H1N1 2009 also known as Swine Flu was detected in some students of the school and is believed to be related to the deaths of four students. The ...

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KUMACA crisis exposed emergency preparedness failings – MP

The current health crisis at the Kumasi Academy in the Ashanti Region, has exposed Ghana’s failings in emergency preparedness, the Chairman of Parliament’s Environment, Science and Technology Committee, Emmanuel  Kyermanten Agyarko has said. Speaking on The Big Issue, Mr. Agyarko lamented that, the country’s attitude to the emergency was largely reactive, and stressed that the country needs “to focus on ...

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KUMACA deaths: Gov’t to cover funeral, medical costs

The government will bear all funeral costs of deceased students of the Kumasi Academy in the Ashanti Region following the suspected outbreak of Influenza type A, H1N1 2009, also known as Swine Flu. This was announced by Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, who added that the bills of hospitalised students will also be covered by the government. Speaking during a meeting with the ...

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KUMACA students to stay in school over Swine flu fears

Indications from the government are that the students and staff of Kumasi Academy will remain in the school till response efforts to the detected influenza virus are completed. Addressing Parliament on Friday, the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, said efforts are already underway in this regard while disease surveillance measures are being strengthened. “Mr. Speaker going forward, the ministries of Health ...

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Bawumia to visit KUMACA, urges calm over swine flu fears

Vice President Mahamadu Bawumia is expected to visit the Kumasi Academy in the Ashanti Region later on Friday following the health crisis in the school that has claimed four lives in the last week. In a statement on his Facebook page, the Vice President expressed the government’s “heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the families, teachers, students and friends of Kumasi Academy Senior ...

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Cause of KUMACA deaths not yet confirmed – GHS

Despite suggestions from the Health Ministry that the deaths of four students at the Kumasi Academy in the Ashanti Region were caused by acute respiratory infections, the Ghana Health Service has said that it would be too early to comprehensively state that the cause of those deaths had been determined. According to the Director of Public Health at GHS, Dr. Badu ...

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