The Member of Parliament (MP) for Asawase Alhaji Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka has disclosed that the recent mysterious death cases in Kumasi Academy (KUMACA) is causing fear and panic among the people of Asawase.
He said this on the floor of the House in Parliament on Tuesday December 5, 2017.
According to him the rate at which the students are dying is causing fear and panic among students, parents, school authorities and the whole constituency.
“It is scary and worrying that parents are running to take their children from the school yet the because of this challenge, the school authorities have locked the school refusing to let parents take their children home. School authorities fear an outbreak” he said.
He went further to explain that, the school authorities are confused on what action to take since the school is both a day and boarding facility.
“The fear now is should the school be closed down? If it is closed down and students move into the general population whilst we do not determined the causal agent of this disease, what happens to the general population? There are also day students who come and go, if you keep them and you also don’t know what the challenges are, how do you treat it?
Alhaji Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka revealed that, the first case of the mysterious death was reported in March this year yet by December 2017, the cause of deaths is still not known.
“The minister has not been able to tell us what truly is the cause of this mysterious death…Our worry is that, we are in December 2017 and it is still happening. The Ministry of Health says they still at suspicion stage. I thought by now they would have been able to determine what the cause and the measures that can be dealt with may be known” he added.
He went on to appeal to the Speaker of Parliament to invite the Minister of Health to the Parliament house to answer some questions concerning the mysterious deaths and the way forward.
On Thursday last week, two students died – both males in the first-year after they rushed to the hospital when they complained of high temperature.
During that same week a third student died Friday evening after he had reportedly left the school compound for the house to seek medical treatment.
Source: Maryan Abena Oteng/hbtvghana.com