GHANA HEALTH SERVICE ISSUES CHOLERA ALERT IN BONO REGION
Ghana Health Service (GHS) has asked all district health directorates and facilities in the Bono Region to strengthen surveillance on Cholera and other diseases of epidemic potential.
This follows the recording of a case involving a 10-year-old girl in the Dormaa Municipality.
The alert, issued by the Regional Director of Health Service, Bono Region, Dr. Kofi Amo-Kodieh and addressed to Municipal/District Directors of Health Service and Medical Director, Bono Regional Hospital said the case was confirmed on January 8, 2023.
According to the alert, issued by Bono Regional Director of Health Dr Kofi Amo-Kodieh, all heads of health facilities in the Region have been asked to conduct investigations into all suspected cases and collect specimens for laboratory confirmation.
“You are also to intensify education on the prevention of cholera and other epidemic-prone diseases,” the alert said.
All medical directors have, therefore, been further asked to submit an updated epidemic preparedness plan for cholera to the Regional Health Directorate through the Disease Surveillance Unit by Monday, January 16.