94 deaths recorded from Malaria & CSM-GHS
Malaria has killed 54 children the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has announced.
Also, the outbreak of Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) has killed 40 persons.
The GHS believes the outbreak of the COVID-19 is having a weighty toll on other aspects of healthcare in the country.
The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service Dr Patrick Aboagye disclosed this at a press briefing the Information Ministry on Tuesday.
He said The nation has recorded 40 deaths from “Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) with as many as 54 children dying from Malaria, while 18 persons have died from COVID 19 within the period of the pandemic.
“The disease has begun affecting other sectors. At our last review, we have had immunization services coming down; we had growth development of children coming down; antenatal and outpatient attendances are declining.”
“What it means is that people who are sick may not be seeking care and that is not what we want. If this goes on, it will have consequential effects on health outcomes in the end,” he cautioned.