Involve health officials in planning of events for the festive season – GHS appeals to event organizers

Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye - Ghana Health Service Director

The Ghana Health Service in working round the clock to avoid the emergence of the fourth wave of Covid-19 has called on event organizers to make sure they include health officials as they plan their events for the festive season.

Dr.  Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director-General of the Ghana Health Service stressed all event organizers should make sure there is strict compliance with the safety protocols.

“The capacity for indoor events must not go beyond 25% of the existing capacity of that facility to ensure social distancing. We all know the indoor area is where the spread is highest.”

“We have also made our teams ready that all those organising events should invite the team to come and assist them in the setting to make sure it is safe, and all other Covid-19 protocols should be observed.”

Dr. Kuma-Aboagye also seized the opportunity to once again mention the categories of persons who must undergo a mandatory vaccination.

“All security personnel should be vaccinated and all staff, students in secondary and tertiary should also be vaccinated. All government workers are affected and all commercial drivers and their mates are also affected.”

The GHS had earlier on stated that it will fashion out new strategies to engage Ghanaians in a bid to reduce the incidence of Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy.

Dr. Kuma-Aboagye highlighted the Ghana Health Service’s resolve to get a greater number of residents vaccinated.

“There is some form of reluctance in the taking of the vaccines, and I will say it is not only in the Volta Region, it’s also across the regions. So it is about the strategy and the engagement of the people because the more we continue to engage, the more the people take the vaccines.”

By: Stella Annan | Twitter @activetvgh


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