KUMACA Deaths – It was a very sad and sorrowful atmosphere at, Krofom, Bremang in the Ashanti region, as one of the victims of the Influenza H1N1 outbreak at the Kumasi Academy Senior High School (KUMACA), Clementina Kunadu was laid to rest.
The deceased, a second-year female student was among four students who died of the virus at the school. Konadu passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) hospital in Kumasi.
The funeral grounds saw friends and sympathizers including students and teachers of the deceased, who came to pay their last respect at Krofrom today, Tuesday, December 12, 2017.
Four students of KUMACA died this month from the Influenza Type-A H1N1 also called Swine Flu.
Clementina was the only female among the deceased persons bringing to 11 the number of students who have died under mysterious circumstances since April this year, while the number on admission has increased to 44.
The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah is calling for further investigations into the cause of strange deaths at Kumasi Academy in the Asokore-Mampong Municipality of the Ashanti Region.
According to the minister, H1N1 may not be the only cause of the KUMACA deaths as established by experts from GHS and World Health Organization (WHO).
He pointed out that both symptoms of H1N1 and meningitis are similar therefore it will be appropriate for the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to conduct a second test to come out with the real cause of the death.
Reports stated that all 11 deaths were as a result of H1N1 otherwise known as swine flu but the Ghana Health Service (GHS) said that may not be the definite cause of death as more research is still being conducted.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Health Service has rebuked the media for creating panic and misinforming Ghanaians over the outbreak.