The Wenchi Municipal Public Health Emergency Committee has rolled out emergency measures to deal with Coronavirus to protect and ensure incident-free jurisdiction as no incident has been recorded so far in the the Municipality.

In an address to inaugurate the Committee, the Municipal Chief Executive Dr Prince Kwakye Afriyie noted that the roles and responsibilities of the Committee has been triggered mainly by the outbreak of the Coronavirus being recorded in Kumasi and Accra, hence the call for emergency measures to prevent and protect the Municipality from infection.

He cautioned against over concentration on COVID 19 in order not to be overwhelmed by other diseases such Polio, Meningitis, Yellow Fever, Measles, amongst others, urging the public not to spread fear and panic but spread calm and education on the disease.

The Municipal Coordinating Director Edward Abazing assured the Committee of the Assembly’s commitment to mobilize the needed resources in the midst of financial constraint.

The Municipal Health Director Dr Prince Quarshie stressed that the Municipality had not recorded any case of Coronavirus and went on to announce the national interventional measures initiated by the Ghana Health Service.

As part of measures being rolled out, the Assembly has embarked on fumigation /disinfection exercise at all public places including the Market Centres.
Arrangements have also been made for the procurement of Veronica Buckets and Hand Sanitizers to all public/government corporations to ensure personal hygiene.
All business entities and shops have been tasked to provide Hand Washing Stands at their business centres.
The Wenchi Methodist Hospital has been provided with Personal Protective Equipment including googles, gloves, tissues and nose-masks, for all medical staff.
The number of visitors that visit patients daily have been reduced to two to a patient at the health centres. An Isolation Centre has been created at the Wenchi Methodist Hospital.
The Information Services Department (ISD) and the Municipal Health Directorates have been tasked to fashion out collaborative publicity strategies and spearhead public sensitisation.

Outlining Security measures, the Divisional Police Commander Chief Superintendent Cuthbet Aapengnuo disclosed that the Municipality have been zoned into four quadrants with regard to the boundaries of Tuobodom, Techiman, Sampa and Wa roads to check entry and exit.

Earlier, the Municipal Security Council (MUSEC) , at emergency meeting, made resolutions to enforce the directives by the President of the Republic.

Source : ISD/MOI

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