About 40 persons are currently being monitored at Juaso in the Asante Akim South District of the Ashanti Region after a sub-chief in the area died of COVID-19
The chief, Nana Osei Boansi Kuffour, who is the father of Bice Osei Kuffuor, popularly known as Obour died at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital after testing positive for Coronavirus.
Obour, said his father travelled to the United Kingdom but initially tested positive for malaria upon his return.
Ashanti Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Emmanuel Tenkorang says it is appropriate for families to give out necessary information when required, to prevent such incidents.
According to him, “so far, we have identified about 40 contacts at Juaso after the confirmation that a sub-chief having lost his life due to COVID-19. All these 40 contacts are being monitored by the Asante Akim North District Health Directorate. At least, it should have alerted somebody that this person was probably a suspected case but that wasn’t the case until the situation was getting worse and the children took him to Accra at the Ridge hospital where the issue didn’t come out and he was manged at Emergency instead of Isolation. In our profession, some of these things are very important for early diagnosis and not wait for the health systems. So, I think this is a learning process we are all going through.”
He also called on the security agencies to deal with recalcitrant residents who fail to comply with lockdown directives.
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