Ghana Health Service Alerts Regional Heads To Prevent Cholera This Year

The Ghana Health Services has notified all Regional Directors of Health across the country of the imminent outbreak of cholera outbreaks as the rains set in.

The Service has subsequently directed all Heads to take proactive steps prevent the disease and how to combat its spread in case a patient contracts it.

All regional directors have also been instructed to intensify diarrhoea surveillance and make extra efforts to identify the etiologic agent responsible through laboratory investigations.

The Ghana Health Service wants the various regional offices to update their emergency preparedness and response plans on cholera and other diarrhoeal cases.

In 2014, all 10 regions recorded cholera outbreaks, with 130 districts being affected. In 2016, a few cases were recorded while the first quarter of 2017 saw Ashanti, Greater Accra, and Cape Coast metropolis being hit.

 

Source:Ghana/ myxyzonline.com /93.1Mhz