The District Chief Executive for the Bole District of the Savannah Region, Hon. Veronica Alele Heming has advised all citizens not to make politics out of the deadly Corona virus as the disease doesn’t know political colours but kills any person who contracts it.
The DCE made this known at a public health emergency management committee meeting which brought together stakeholders in the District to discuss pressing issues on corona virus, meningitis and general health care activities in the District.
The DCE in her opening remarks said the District and Ghana at large is working tirelessly in combating the Corona virus.
According to the DCE, she and the District Health Directorate had visited Chache border which is the entry point to Cote d’ ivoire to get first hand information on activities at border.
Hon. Veronica said though the outbreak of the condition is Scarry but we should have a way of educating the masses such that they don’t get so feared.
The DCE said the Regional minister together with his entourage and the Bole Health Directorate will be visiting the Chache border tomorrow to put up measures in checking the virus.
The District Health Director, Mr. David Bakuri, at the meeting said, the virus is fast spreading and all hands are needed at deck in stopping the virus in getting to our district since Ghana has already recorded 6 positive cases.
Mr Bakuri also advised the the public to be wary of meningitis as the Bole District hospital has already recorded 4 deaths of meningitis in 2020.
The participants were taking through some of the preventive measures of the virus as in covering of nose with a tissue while coughing, regularly washing of hands with soap under a running water, avoid hand shakes, drinking water a lot and avoid overcrowding among others.
The participants are expected to convey the preventive measures to their respective communities by way of educating the general public.
By: Yagbon Radio/Chipo Kwaku