Some 22 students of Koforidua SECTECH in the Eastern Region have been placed under strict monitoring by health officials following the death of a Meningitis-stricken student.
Dennis Acheampong died over the weekend. His passing sparked fear among his mates, especially coming on the heels of the recent H1N1 influenza outbreak on the campus of Kumasi Academy in the Ashanti Region which killed a few students.
Regional Health Director, Dr Mrs Charity Sarpong, who confirmed the cause of Dennis’ death, revealed that some 22 students are being monitored.
“These 22 students are being followed-up to ensure that should they also develop such symptoms, they will be picked up early and given the necessary treatment,” she said.
Dr Sarpong said the students came into contact with their 15-year-old deceased mate.
“Currently, everything is calm in the school. We have given them all the necessary support and they know what to look out for and our contacts for any emergency support,” she told Joy FM on Monday, December 11.
She said necessary education has been provided and health officials have inspected the dormitories.
Source – Joy FM