The Central Regional Health Directorate has constituted a Seven-Member Schools COVID-19 Taskforce to check the spread of the virus in Schools in the Region.
The team chaired by the Regional Health Promotion Officer, Matthew Ahwireng will see to the adherence of COVID 19 safety protocols, and monitor the pandemic situation and educate students as well as stakeholders on the need to take precautionary measures to ensure the safety of students.
There will be similar taskforces at the Metropolitan, Municipal and District levels. The Central Regional Director of Health Services, Dr. Mrs. Akosua Owusu Sarpong, who inaugurated the Taskforce, said there is the need to ensure that the school environment is kept safe for the students.
She cautioned the public against disregarding the COVID-19 safety protocols since it could have dire consequences on them.
Dr. Owusu Sarpong expressed concern about people not adhering to the safety protocols saying the surge in cases should be a wake-up call to all Ghanaians to strictly follow the safety protocols to stop the spread of the disease.
She appealed to Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives to support the Taskforce to help keep the schools safe. Deputy Central Regional Director Dr. Kwabena Sarpong, urged the media to step up education to caution the public about the wrong notion that the disease was no longer deadly.
He said more COVID-19 deaths are being recorded and all must keep safe by adhering to the protocols.
Head of the Committee, Matthew Ahwireng, pledged the Committee’s readiness to work effectively to achieve its mandate.