Bawku is the capital of Bawku Municipal District in Ghana; it is suspected that three person have so far died of Cholera while 48 patients are being given treatment of the same aliment at health facilities in Municipality. In order to reduce the spread of this epidemic, some of the schools have been shutting down. This hazardous disease has brought a severe impact on Ghana health news; as a result people of Ghana have a fear about spreading of this disease in their locality.
According to the report of the Bawku Municipal Health Directorate; the people who were attended a funeral at a community in the Bawku municipality have suffered from Cholera. This news was disclosed by Mrs. Rosemond Azure, Bawku Municipal Health director in an interview carried out by Ghana News Agency on Friday. At her interview, she said that people should get used to clean water and proper sanitation. Mrs. Azure has explained that as cholera is an epidemic, it spreads from people to people because of improper sanitation and has advised to the people that they need to wash their hands before eating as well as after visiting the toilet. She has said that the health directorate was offered pragmatic measures as well as public education on good personal hygiene in community durbars, home visits education and community sensitization to being aware of the outbreak of a disease if they are failed to practice good personal hygiene. The affected communities don’t have any effective health facilities nearer to it; therefore the suspected persons couldn’t get proper medical facilities immediately.
The health director was insisted on sending friends and relatives who had Diarrhea and were vomiting continuously to the nearest health care for proper medical support and also make sure that they have Oral Rehydration Salt (ORS) in their homes in case of arrival of any emergency situations.
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