Government will today convene a high level meeting at the Flagstaff House to evaluate the nation’s response to the Ebola outbreak in the sub-region and re-strategize.
The meeting which will be chaired by the Chief of Staff, Prosper Bani will have in attendance, the Inter-Ministerial Task Force established by government to prevent an outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease as well as a plan to contain teh disease should an outbreak occur.
The task force chaired by Health Minister, Dr. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu is expected to review its strategies put in place to prevent the outbreak of the disease in Ghana.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that over 900 people have died of the deadly disease.
Meanwhile, the Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) is asking Health Ministers in the West African sub-region to as a matter of urgency, hold an emergency meeting to draw up strategies to fight the disease together.
The Council says a collective approach by West African countries will go a long way to help in the fight.
There are fears of a likely outbreak of the Ebola disease in Ghana after a Burkinabe was reported dead on Bawku from Ebola-like symptoms over the weekend.
Three persons in Nsawam have also been reported to be showing symptoms of Ebola.
Their Blood samples have been sent to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research for testing.
The General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, Rev. Dr. Kwabena Opuni Frimpong told Citi News, Ghanaians are scared of a possible outbreak of the disease in Ghana.
“If I meet somebody coming from Liberia, I will be scared because if ordinary people don’t know what the Ministry of Health in Liberia is doing, then I have every right to be afraid,” he said.
According to him, if there are joint meetings between health Ministries across the sub-region and if there is constant sharing of information with citizens, the fear of contracting the disease will be minimized.
“The Ministries must come together, know what each country is doing and share with their people so that acceptance level will be very high because we must still relate in business and other things,” he remarked.
By: Efua Idan Osam/citifmonline.com/Ghana