Health authorities in the Ashanti Region say they are collaborating with the security agencies to track and arrest persons who engage in prank calls in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Regional Health Directorate is worried that some members of the general public make prank calls with the emergency lines put out to receive information on suspected Coronavirus cases.
Ashanti Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Emmanuel Tenkorang speaking at a news conference in Kumasi said members of the public engaging in such acts will be dealt with by the security agencies.
“We are pleading. This is so serious. If we get anybody doing that we have to report the person to the security agencies for them to be dealt with. This is not the time to joke at all. If you know there is no COVID-19 case and you call us, we will hand you over to the security agencies.”
The emergency Technicians at the National Ambulance Service Dispatch Centre expressed similar concerns months ago.
It indicated that some individuals were interrupting their work with prank calls.
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