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You have no proper to reveal our healthcare documents – MPs respond to Speaker’s risk

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Some Members of Parliament have challenged Speaker Alban Bagbin’s danger to publish names of legislators who have analyzed positive for coronavirus but have refused to isolate and seek out the vital treatment.

This comes immediately after the Speaker, in a assertion read through on his behalf by the to start with deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei Owusu threatened to get action towards folks who tested positive but nonetheless appear into the Chamber.

Mr Bagbin indicated that need to the MPs fall short to “withdraw from the precinct of Parliament” by upcoming 7 days, he will be compelled to title them for everyone to know their Covid-19 position.

But reacting to this, some Parliamentarians argued that the Speaker does not have the ideal to publish the private clinical reports of MPs.

Talking to JoyNews, MP for South Dayi, Rockson Dafeamekpor reported while Speaker Bagbin has the test result of all legislators, it will be imprudent for the Speaker to openly declare MPs who have tested positive for the virus.

“The leadership has the checklist so they know all those who are constructive and people who are unfavorable but I am not in favour [of publishing the names] due to the fact these are healthcare issues and should be private,” he explained to JoyNews’ Elton Brobbey.

Keeping a very similar sentiment, MP for Sekondi, Andrew Egyapa Mercer in an job interview on JoyNews’ AM Display Thursday claimed Mr. Bagbin ought to use other implies fairly than publication to get the MPs to comply.

“I do not have the result for the second tests that we have accomplished in Parliament due to the fact I guess that the protocol with respect to the exam that we do in Parliament is that, only those people who test optimistic are contacted and they commence to choose the essential techniques relating to isolating and subsequent therapy if require be,” he explained.



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