The Congress of Amansie Young Professionals Group (COAYPG) has urged the government to take further proactive measures by setting up vaccine-making plants, oxygen-making plants, and well-equipped scientific laboratory research centres across the country as Ghana is fighting COVID-19.
According to the Director of Communication for COAYPG Lawyer Elvis Ampadu, such a proactive and pragmatic step in taking into consideration by the government will seek to offer protection to the citizens of Ghana from any future pandemics especially when the current Covid 19 pandemic keeps changing the public health disease prediction trend worldwide
Lawyer Elvis Ampadu explained that “COAYPG understands how the Covid 19 pandemic has affected macro and microeconomic indices and policies in Ghana and all developing African countries but we are appealing to the government not to relent on its efforts”.
“The government is advised to make the health sector and its expansion a priority in the country and must be committed to resources to help health sectors increase logistics and health workers” Lawyer Elvis Ampadu said.
“COAYPG is caution government to learn from the recent Covid 19 wave spike in India that has suffocated and nearly collapsed their healthcare industry although India is one of the countries in the world with a robust health system but the pandemic has caused catastrophe and Ghana should expand on pragmatic measures to prevent any unpredictable event”.
Lawyer Elvis Ampadu added, “We are asking President Akuffo Addo through the ministry of finance, ministry of health and Ghana health service to also consider how health workers in private hospitals and clinics could also be appeased with incentives or tax exemptions since they are equally exposed to covid 19 pandemics the same way as their colleagues working in government facilities”.
“The group (COAYPG) reiterates that since Covid 19 pandemic has no boundaries, Ghanaian health workers in rural areas always suffer the worst forms due to lack of continuous public health education and training on the covid 19 pandemic and many may continue to take the initial signs of cough, bodily pains, and fever associated with covid 19 in our rural areas for respiratory tract infections and malaria and such can easily predispose these health workers and their families to the covid 19 disease and increase the spread”.
The group advises that there is the need for continuous service training in rural areas through their various district health directorates on the current numerous signs and symptoms of the many variants of the causative organism of Covid 19″.
The group, however, commends the President of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo for the incentives, allowances, equipment, and logistics given to health facilities and frontline health workers in Ghana in the fight against the Covid 19 pandemic.
They also expressed their appreciation and gratitude to former President, John Dramani Mahama and former President John Agyekum Kufour for their unflinching leadership roles played in supporting the current government’s actions in battling this pandemic.