The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has raised alarm over the meteoric increase in COVID-19 cases in the country.
The association has expressed its worry in the rise in COVID-19 cases in the country and warned that if prudent measures are not put in place to nib it in the bud, it may escalate to a point where it brings our fragile health system to its knees.
“This escalation in cases is likely driven by the Omicron variant of the SARS-COV-2 virus which is highly proving to be more transmissible than the hitherto dreaded Delta variant which dominated our third wave of Covid-19,” the Association said in a statement issued ahead of the Yuletide.
It also noted in its worry with the continuous and numerous mass gatherings we are seeing in the country to mark the festive season and that such large and closed gatherings are the perfect conditions to aid in the spread of the virus
“Ghanaians are therefore entreated to visit health facilities to get tested if they have any headaches, extreme fatigue, fever and other flu-like symptoms and as mush as possible desist from self-motivation, especially for unproven malaria,” the statement jointly signed by President Dr Frank Serebour and General Secretary Dr Titus Beyuo on Wednesday, December 22 said.