National Democratic Congress (NDC) communication team member in the Ashanti Region, Mr. Alex Kwaku Asafo Agyei, has called for the head of the Director General of Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare as well as the Minister of Health, Hon. Kwaku Agyaman Manu following the death of students in the Kumasi Academy
“The Director General of the Ghana Health Service must go if he cannot protect the lives of the citizens”, the outspoken communicator fumed
According to the young politician, the Director-General has slept on his core mandate leading to the deaths of some students of Kumasi Academy in the Asokore Mampong municipality of the Ashanti Region.
Mr. Asafo Agyei also accused Health Minister, Hon. Kwaku Agyemang Manu of not being on top of issues regarding the deaths of students.
“Why is that the Director-General and the Minister have still not been to the school to acquaint themselves with the information on ground”, the NDC Communicator quizzed.
“Should we have to record more deaths before we hear from them”, Mr. Alex Kwaku Asafo Agyei further quizzed in an interview with mynewsgh.com.
One more student of the school died on Tuesday, while two others collapsed, heightening fear and causing panic among the staff, the students and their parents.
The death of the female student brings to 11 the number of students who have died under mysterious circumstances since April this year, while the number on admission has increased to 44.
Already, blood samples of some of the students who died in mysterious circumstances have been sent to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research to ascertain the cause of death.
Officials from the World Health Organisation (WHO) visited the school to administer Azithromycin, an antibiotic, to contain the situation.
At the school Wednesday, some agitated and worried parents could be seen asking for the whereabouts of their children, while a large number of them grouped with their children and some teachers to discuss the ‘disaster’.