Outbreak of Swine Flu; Ghana needs a major intervention – Dr Omane Boamah

Former Minister of Communication under the erstwhile National Democratic Congress administration, Dr Edward Omane Boamah says that Ghana needs a major intervention on the recent outbreak of Swine Flu in the country.

There have been over forty cases of death in the last quarter of 2017 allegedly resulting from the outbreak of Swine Flu in our Senior High Schools.

This unfortunate development is widely believed to have been caused by congestion in our Senior High Schools due to the large numbers of students admitted after government rolled out the Free SHS scheme.

There is an obvious lack of infrastructure with some students sleeping under tents and at dining halls.

This however exposes them to several diseases with Swine Flu and meningitis leading the cause of deaths.

Institutions like Kumasi Academy, Bawku Secondary and Technical, Koforidua Secondary and Technical have been affected by the Swine Flu attack leaving some promising students dead.

Government appointees including the Minister for Health, Minister for Education and health sector directors keep giving contradicting information on the efforts of government to curb this disaster

There have been a major outcry by Ghanaians calling on the government to show competence by outlining emergency measures to salvage the situation

In a Facebook post captured by, Dr Edward Omane Boamah stated that the insensitivity is appalling and the larger population is at a major risk.

Dr Edward Omane Boamah writes,

On recent Swine Flu murky mismanagement: The insensitivity is appalling and GHANA has become a laughing stock. The larger population is at a major risk now. We need a major intervention now before schools vacate. It is possible! As for Meningitis the least said, the better.

Below is the Facebook post;

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