Bono East Region records 1.2 percent Covid-19 deaths

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Dr. Fred Adomako-Boateng Bono East Regional Director of the Ghana Health Services on Tuesday entreated the people in the Region to do away with all fear surrounding the Covid 19 vaccine and get vaccinated to help check the spread of the disease in the area .

He expressed concern over the alarming rate of Covid-19 cases recorded in the region particularly this year, and stressed that the vaccine was the surest way of controlling the disease.

Dr. Fred Adomako-Boateng was speaking at the Regional maiden annual mid-year Performance Review meeting of the health directorate at Kintampo in the Bono East Region.

It was under the theme “Continuity of Quality Services Delivery in the midst of Covid-19 “.

He urged the public not to entertain any fear since the country has been administering several vaccines including cerebrum Syndrome Meningitis (CSM), polio and yellow fever without any negative health implication on record.

Dr. Anthony Boateng mentioned that the region from January to February this year had recorded over 400 cases with death rate of 1.2 percent adding that 5.7 percent of the infected people were less than 10 years whilst infected people over 60 years were eight percent.

He said all the health workers who contracted the virus were alive going about their official duties.

Dr. Adomako-Boateng called for new measures to be put in place to help curb the mode of the spread of Covid 19 and urged the people to abide by the Covid 19 health safety protocols.

Dr. Adomako-Boateng charged the health workers to be discipline, comply with the safety protocols and urged the public to get vaccinated against the disease.

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