Residents are in fear due to reported cases: Dr. Kwasi Senanu Djokoto, acting director of health for the Volta region, reported that 10 cases of measles had been reported in the Ketu South Municipality.
In a post sighted by our editorial team, he revealed to the Ghana News Agency on Monday that the vaccinations’ arrival was “timely, proper, and God provided” in order to lessen the impact of the disease’s epidemic spreading further.
When consignments were being sent to the Municipal and District Health Directorates for subsequent delivery to the various institutions, Dr. Djokoto stated that the region’s initiative to immunize the newborns will probably begin on Tuesday, March 14, 2023.
Residents are in fear due to reported cases: To make up for the missed chances, he pleaded with parents, especially nursing mothers, to bring their infants to the hospitals for immunizations.
Dr. Djokoto praised the media for drawing attention to the vaccination deficit, which led to quick action to avert a national catastrophe.
Measles, Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), and Polio vaccines were in low supply, endangering the nation’s efforts to implement the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI).
The first shipment of vaccinations for the three common children diseases was delivered to the Ghana Health Service and the Ministry of Health on Saturday. According to a press release from the Ministry of Information, distribution to various institutions and areas has already begun.