General News of Thursday, 7 December 2017
It has emerged that the cause of deaths at Kumasi Academy is due to a strange sickness yet to be identified by Ghana’s health structures.
YEN.com.gh is gathering that medical officers at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) are currently finding the exact name for the disease found in the bodies of students who recently died.
A senior pathologist at KATH, Dr Osei Sampene, has revealed on Nyira FM that “all bodies of students from Kumasi Academy showed signs of a strange disease which could also be one of its kind in Ghana”.
Meanwhile vaccines are currently being administered to all students to protect them against possible viral or bacterial infections.
Parliament has summoned the minister for health, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu on updates related to the shocking deaths of persons.
According to him, any attempt by parents to send their wards home poses a serious national security threat since the cause of their deaths is strangely unknown.
“Unfortunately last night, Mr Speaker, parents have taken their wards from the school and this has become another health challenge because the medical advice said that we should contain them in the school and manage them more efficiently,” he revealed.
The current atmosphere at Kumasi Academy is that of fear and uncertainty as parents run to the school to see if their wards are doing well as others demand to take their wards home with them.
The death toll continues to rise as a total number of persons losing tier lives in a week alone reaches six. A first-year-student Fodjour Furgerson Livingstone died yesterday (Monday).
Earlier, two students who were rushed to the hospital after they complained of “fever-like conditions” at the school’s clinic died last Friday.