Meningitis which is on the verge of becoming an endemic in the country has moved the government to release extra GHC 200.000 to combat it. At the moment, it seems the government has been able to contain the situation as the Ministry of Health is also set to distribute antibiotics to the Ashanti, Upper East and Upper West, Northern, and the Brong Ahafo region, being areas where the disease is highly concentrated.
The Minister for Health, Alex Segbeifa, has said that the Brong ahafo region is to get up to GHC 90,000 as that is the region where the disease is most dominant. The government has been on the case of this disease since its outbreak. Earlier this year, about GHC 150,000 was provided by the government to Brong Ahafo region to help fight the disease. But this time around, the donations have extended to some other regions, as the disease is fast spreading.
Mr Alex Segbeifa while speaking to a health staff in the Brong Ahafo region, assured them of the government’s relentless efforts to help curb the disease.
”I’ve already asked for the release of GHc200,000 further, this time not just to Brong Ahafo Region, but we’ve spread the amount in small dosages across all the regions of the country because there are some sporadic one of cases reported in each of them.” he said.
Meningitis has been on Ghana’s case for a long time now. It has in recent times driven some international bodies into donating their resources to help curb the situation. It was gathered yesterday that some health officials of the World Health Organization (WHO) are to arrive Ghana this week to join in the fight against meningitis. Ghana is hoping that with these external support, they can finally breath a sigh of relief regarding the outbreak.