Kumasi Academy has adopted measures to prevent meningitis related deaths this academic year, Mr. Ernest Wiafe, Assistant Headmaster in charge of Academics has stressed.
He also adds that Authorities have also engaged the services of personnel from the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to manage the sick bay of the school.
Checks by XYZ News indicate that the number of first year students admitted for boarding status had reduced this year.
But Ernest Wiafe said the development has become necessary following the deaths of seven students that were caused by Meningitis early this year.
He explained: “Following what happened to us last academic year, part of the control measures was to try and decongest the dormitories and it has been done. So you can see that the number of first year students now in residence are lesser than what use to be the case previously. So congestion is no longer a problem and it has never being a problem in the school. Now we are working in partnership with the Ghana Health Service. As we speak we have personnel from the service manning our sick bay. If there are supposed to be any referrals, they will determine and quickly send whoever needs healthcare to KNUST hospital or to Manhyia hospital.”
A total of seven students from the school died mysteriously, a situation that sparked tension and when post mortem were conducted on them it came out that they all passed on through severe cases of meningitis.
Source:Ghana/myxyzonline.com/93.1MHz/ Jonathan Ofori