Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, is calling for crucial focus to Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM), as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic.
The Suame Member of Parliament (MP) described CSM as the best well being risk to Ghana as of now simply because of the fatality associated with it.
The Upper West Area has been devastating, possessing killed 33 men and women in the very last two months. An more 214 acquiring therapy in 4 hospitals in the place.
“Because this country is engulfed in the aura of coronavirus, nobody is speaking about it,” he informed Nhyira FM’s Ohemeng Tawiah.
CSM is an acute inflammation of a few membranes covering both mind and the spinal twine.
The development in the Upper West Location looks to have been relegated to the track record thanks to notice on Covid-19.
“We have to pay out attention to that due to the fact that is a increased killer,” the Minister claimed.
Mr Kyei Mensah Bonsu explained that parliament is already using techniques to handle the subject as MP for Wa Central, Dr Rashid Pelpuo is predicted to current a paper on the predicament to the Household.
In a similar enhancement, the Higher West Regional Minister, Dr Hafiz Bin Salih, has bemoaned the late reporting of clients who have been infected with Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) in the Location.
“The principal contributory issue to the dying that we have recorded in the location is since sufferers report late to our health facilities,” the Ministers stated.
He even further discussed, “They are not dying since there is no medicine. I can say without any contradiction that we have more than sufficient medicine to get care of CSM patients in the Upper West Area.”
The Regional Minister also mentioned that while they have been overwhelmed by the combat on the Covid-19 pandemic, they have not been distracted from the situations of CSM.
He urged health practitioners in the area to include things like instruction on CSM when sensitising the people today of the coronavirus.