Director-General of Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye has debunked news report that the country has recorded an Ebola case in Tamale.
According to Dr. Aboagye, the reports are false and should be disregarded by all Ghanaians.
The Director-General made this clarification on Wednesday, June 22 when he was addressing the media on the outbreaks recorded in the country.
Explaining the cause of the scare in the country, he said the various regional health directorates of the Ghana Health Service periodically conduct what they describe as simulation exercises to assess their preparedness in handling disease outbreaks.
Dr. Kuma-Aboagye further indicated that what happened in Tamale was a test case to ascertain the preparedness of the country’s health systems to contain the outbreak incase the country records an Ebola case.
He therefore assured the public to remain calm and disregard the said information.
Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye stated that “there is no Ebola in Ghana. Very often, officers from the Disease Surveillance Department of the Ghana Health Service, carry out simulation exercises to see if our preparedness for tackling some outbreaks is okay. When we find that we are not well-prepared, we improve it.”
“What happened in Tamale was a simulation exercise. Someone didn’t understand it and misreported it as an Ebola case. It is just a simulation. We have simulations for various diseases in Ghana. Everyone should be rest assured that there is no Ebola in Ghana,” Dr. Kuma-Aboagye emphasized.