Ejura Assembly Lays Plans To Check Ebola

In readiness for any eventuality, the Ejura Sekyedumasi Municipal Assembly has identified a place at the Ejura Government Hospital to quarantine any case of Ebola.

Speaking to The Ghanaian   Times on Thursday, the Municipal Chief Executive, Alhaji Mohammed Bawa Braimah said though the disease had not reached Ghana the assembly was leaving nothing to chance.

“We have not seen any suspected case of Ebola, but we have put our surveillance system on high alert,” Alhaji Braimah said, adding “we have not recorded any cholera case, either, because our environment is relatively clean.”

He said the assembly had constituted a team comprising officials of the health authorities, the National Ambulance Service, the Police, Fire Services, environmental officers, National Disaster Management Organisation, as preparatory measure to deal with any outbreak of any disease in the municipality.

Alhaji Braimah added that the Municipal Information Service Department, in conjunction with the health authorities had stepped up campaign in the municipality to educate the people on good health habits, especially on hand washing, for them to stay healthy and avoid diseases.

He said the environmental officers were, also making efforts at ensuring that the Municipality rid of any garbage or filth.

The MCE urged the residents to observe good health practices to stay healthy and avoid any diseases, adding “prevention is better than cure.”

By Salifu Abdul-Rahaman  

 

 

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