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Wiping Out COVID-19 is possible in 2023; Adhering to Health Protocols is key – Ashanti Region Health Director.

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The Ashanti Regional Health Director, Dr Emmanuel Tenkorang has said with optimism that covid-19 may possibly end at the concluding part of 2023 following efforts by the Health Directorate towards the pandemic.

He informed that surveillance has been strengthened, and the support of the media has been immense in creating awareness; a situation which if continues will help control most of the health challenges in the Ashanti Region.

Dr Tenkorang highlighted that wiping out covid-19 is possible in the Region only if the populace adheres to the various health protocols. He appealed to Ghanaians not to lose guard inspite of the fall in covid-19 numbers.

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He further highlighted that the Ashanti Region is faced with challenges on non-communicable diseases, and on top of the list is hypertension, with cancers gradually climbing the table.

He affirmed that awareness creation plays a key role last year and it still requires strengthening to educate people on what to do when they fall victims to the diseases.

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He made these known during the Ashanti Regional Health Directorate, Department of Non-Communicable Diseases End of Year Review Programme at the True Vine Hotel in Kumasi.

The Ashanti Regional NCD Coordinator, Madam Lydia Owusu Ansah spoke on the need to encourage Private Public Partnership and collaborative Research when it comes to non-Communicable diseases.

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She updated that lots of breast cancer patients died needlessly last year as a result of the covid-19 interference and it is needful to collaborate to end the menace. She advised women on the importance of reporting early to hospital for treatment and notified of plans to visit churches, schools and corporate organizations for checkups and early treatment.

 

Nana Yaw Owusu/Ashanti Region.

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