Coronavirus: Quarantined Legon Pharmacy Students Cry Over Neglect

The Balme Library at the University of Ghana

Some 83 pharmacy students of the University of Ghana who have been quarantined on campus after one of their mates tested positive for coronavirus are complaining of neglect by health authorities handling the pandemic in Ghana.

According to the students, since they were put into isolation last week, there has been no provision of food or even basic personal items for their upkeep.

Some of the students who spoke to said there are times they have been pushed to come out and buy their own food or fall on friends to get them groceries.

“They have just neglected us, we are on our own. Recently, I had to go out and get food for myself which means I found myself among other students and that worries me a lot. But if we don’t do that, we actually can’t get food to eat.

“They say we should be indoors in our respective hostels until the 14-day period but how do we survive until then when there is no arrangement put in place to ensure that we can at least get something to eat and someone is really supervising this exercise, ” a worried student in quarantine told Friday.

Officials of the Ghana Health Service have declined calls to comment on the development.

The coronavirus pandemic has now infected more than 246,777 people around the globe after doubling in less than two weeks.

Source: ReportGhana

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