Kwasi Adu-Gyan, Bono East Regional Minister has confirmed that the region has recorded the first case of Monkey Pox disease but has swiftly assured the Citizenry that the Regional Coordinating Council and Health Authorities are working assiduously to prevent its spread.
Hon. Adu-Gyan made this revelation at his office in Techiman during the inauguration ceremony of a 9-member Bono East Regional Health Committee where he charged them to discharge their duties effectively to improve health delivery in the region.
Speaking in an interview with the media after the inauguration, Dr Fred Adomako Boateng, the Bono East Regional Director of Health said, the first Monkey Pox patient was a worker in Techiman and among some 8 other people whose samples were taken for a laboratory test and later confirmed positive. Still, he is responding to treatment in isolation.
For his part, Dr Sefah Sarpong Bediakoh, Chairman of the Ghana Health Service Governing Council who inaugurated the Bono East Committee charged the members to advise the Regional Health Directorate in fulfilling the Ghana Health Service and Teaching Hospitals Act, 1996 (Act 525).
Dr Baffoe Gyan a Heart Surgeon at the University Of Ghana Medical Centre in Accra and Chairman of the Bono East Regional Health Committee on behalf of his members pledged to work tirelessly to improve the health situation in the region.