Upper West Regional Minister, Dr Hafiz Bin Salih, has bemoaned the late reporting of sufferers who have been infected with Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) in the area.
The spot has recorded 33 fatalities in the very last a few months with an added 214 acquiring treatment in 4 hospitals.
”The primary contributory factor to the death that we have recorded in the location is due to the fact patients report late to our wellbeing services,” the Ministers mentioned.
He more defined: “They are not dying due to the fact there is no vaccine. I can say without the need of any contradiction that we have much more than plenty of vaccines to consider care of CSM patients in the Upper West Location.”
Dr Bin Salih gave the assurance at a ceremony held at Nadowli wherever the NPP parliamentary candidate for the Nadowli-Kaleo constituency, Elvis Botaa, donated veronica buckets, liquid cleaning soap and hand sanitisers.
The Regional Minister also stated that even though they have been overwhelmed by the fight on the Covid-19 pandemic, they have not been distracted from the situations of CSM.
He urged wellness practitioners in the area to consist of instruction on CSM when sensitising the men and women of the coronavirus.
”Lets us do away with the politics of CSM. That will not advantage any political bash or specific in the region’.’
On the challenge of the coronavirus, Dr Bin Salih mentioned that the condition is no respecter of persons nor political celebration for which motive it must not be politicised. According to him, a united entrance is the most effective way of tackling the outbreak.
The Upper West Regional Minister was whole of praise for the Nadowli-Kaleo health directorate for its handling of things to do primarily, in the wake of Covid-19. As a outcome, he donated GH¢2,000 to the directorate to aid in its perform.
Nadowli-Kaleo District Director of Overall health, Phoebe Balangunyetimi, mentioned that Covid-19 is a popular enemy that could successfully be fought by teamwork.
“No person can struggle it, it has no respect for age, colour or political afflation. If you are heading to battle an enemy you never go with a disintegrated force., you go in a unified drive so that you will be in a position to strategise to defeat the enemy,” she said.
In this period, no amount of resources is too small. Whichever we get in the district or in the region, will go a very long way in battling the ailment. If we crack transmission in this article, we crack transmission in other destinations,” she additional.