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The Ashanti regional Minister Simon Osei Mensah has appealed to parents who have withdrawn their wards from the Kumasi Academy to return them for vaccination against the deadly bacterial infection.
There has been panic withdrawal of students by parents since the outbreak of the deadly atypical bacterial infection disease.
So far, four students, in contrast to the figure six that was initially reported, have died from the infection.
Speaking to Starr News, the Regional Minister bemoaned the parents are not allowing their wards to take their dose of vaccine and that puts their communities and the entire nation at a risk of contracting the disease .
“Those who are taking their children out of the school we are pleading with them to take them back to start the dose. Some have started and…so those who are out of the school we are urging them to quickly go back to the school and take the dose to avoid spreading the disease beyond the campus, Ashanti and possibly the whole country,” pleaded Osei Mensah during an interview on Starr Today Tuesday.
He continued that there is the possibility that the school will shut down after a consent is sought from the minister of education.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Health Service is calling for calm despite declaring the outbreak an epidemic.
Emmanuel Tenkorang is the Ashanti regional director of the Ghana Health Service.
“I want everybody to remain calm in the country,” he told Starr News.