Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu, is calling for critical focus to cerebrospinal meningitis, as the nation battles the coronavirus pandemic.
He describes CSM as the greatest wellbeing threat to Ghana since of the fatality associated with it, and not Covid-19.
“In Ghana today, the finest danger is not the coronavirus because in just 1 location, the Higher West Location, in just two months CSM has re-appeared and taken 33 lives. So in that tiny enclave – the Wa enclave, not the entirety of the Higher West enclave- just the Wa enclave, 33 lives have been shed about the past eight weeks all thanks to CSM. Nonetheless, for the reason that this nation is engulfed in the aura of the coronavirus, no one is speaking about it,” the Bulk Chief in Parliament lamented.
CSM is an acute swelling of a few membranes masking both of those the brain and the spinal wire.
Its emergence in the Upper West Location has been devastating, obtaining killed 33 people in the last two months.
Even so, the difficulty seems to have been pushed to the history because of to awareness on Covid-19.
“Yesterday when the MP for Wa Central, [Dr. Rashid Pelpuo] approached me with this information, I stated to him to place down something…that the country would be designed mindful that in spite of this struggle from coronavirus, there is a increased hazard and we must similarly pay back notice to that mainly because that is a increased killer,” the Chief of Govt Organization stated.
Mr. Kyei-Mensah Bonsu claims Parliament is presently having techniques on the issue, with MP for Wa Central, Dr. Rashid Pelpuo, anticipated to current a paper on the predicament to the Home.
He suggests Ghanaians ought to be concerned about CSM and its fatalities.
“We do know the situations bordering the CSM, unlike the coronavirus which is a stranger to us. So let us once again attend to that and I imagine we will be equipped to conquer that in the shortest attainable time.”