Director General of the Ghana Health (GHS), Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye has admonished Ghanaians who were yet to be vaccinated to take advantage of the 7th National COVID-19 Vaccination Days (NaCVAD-7) which starts today, July 19, to Sunday, July 23, 2023.
He stated that the Covid-19 incident was still ongoing and that it was critical that the public follow all of the safety precautions put in place to manage the outbreak.
Dr. Kuma-Aboagye recommended Ghanaians to practise proper hygiene and be vigilant.
He claims that practising proper hygiene has many benefits than merely combating Covid-19.
He added that the GHS plans to vaccinate one million people as part of this exercise.
Already a total of 10 million people out of more than 30 million population of the country have fully received the vaccines.
According to the GHS, the rest were yet to either vaccinate or undergo complete vaccination.
“As you may recall on the 5th May 2023 the WHO Director-General through the advice of the international health regulatory emergency committee determined that COVID-19 was now an established and ongoing health issue and which will no longer constitute a public health emergency of international concern. He did not say that COVID-19 is no more”.
He emphasised that the virus brought the entire world to a halt, and Ghana was not immune to the outbreak’s harmful effects.
According to him, the epidemic touched all facets of our existence and disturbed our social norms and economics.
He claimed that in the face of adversity, we demonstrated remarkable unity, strength, and determination.
He said let us remember that our fight against covid-19 is not yet over and we must continue to follow the public health guidelines.