The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) is calling on the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to immediately reintroduce the restrictions on social gatherings.
They have also cautioned government to restrict the number of people attending the state funeral for the late H.E Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings’ and rather encourage people to follow proceedings on Televsion and other social media platforms.
According to them, the Novel Coronavirus pandemic is still a major health threat to all manner of persons and has a potential of further weakening the Ghana’s already fragile health systems.
The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) taking into consideration the recent trend of new case of Covid-19 in the country (on the average of six hundred (600) cases a day) wish to state as follows;
The Covid-19 pandemic is still a major health threat to all persons living in the country.
The pandemic has a potential of further weakening our already fragile health systems.
The non-adherance to the Covid-19 preventive measures has potential to further escalate the spread of the disease.
Government should as a matter of urgency restrict social activities such as parties, church service, funerals clubs and other social gathering of such nature. The market should be regulated and as much as possible restricted.
Government should restrict the number of people attending the state funeral for the late H.E Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawings and rather encourage people to follow proceedings on Televsion and other social media platforms.
Government should ensure prompt, continues supply and adequate distribution of PPEs to all health workers in the various health Institutions.
Suppliers and vendors of the various types of PPEs especialy the face mask should not take advantage of the new surge of Covid-19 cases and the increase
demand for their products by scaling up prices. This in the long ran wil not inure to the benefit of the country in our quest to defeat the virus
Ghanaians are entreated to get tested if they have flu like symptoms and as much as possible desist from self-medication
Once again, each and everyone should take their personal safety into their own hands by adhering strictly to the Covid-19 safety protocols.