Latest records from the Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED), Kumasi Campus, reveals that at least 126 persons have contracted the COVID-19 disease since it was first discovered in the country in March 2020.
Per a release issued by the Medical Director of the University’s clinic, Dr. Ato Kwamena Sagoe, the big chunk of the cases were mild whiles those of severe symptoms were all managed successfully at the clinic.
Regardless of those patients with underlying medical conditions, the clinic has recorded no COVID-19 related death though the facility at a time was categorised as a hotspot by the Municipal Health Directorate in the Kwadaso Municipality.
By deploying the mechanisms outlined by the Ghana Health Service and the COVID-19 National Taskforce to combat the disease such as surveillance, testing and effective case management, the facility within the last two months have not recorded any active case.
Meanwhile, the university community by the notice is reminded of the resumption of the vaccination exercise on Monday, September 27, 2021 at the university’s clinic from 9:00am each day in a bid to attain herd immunity.
Government figures however shows that total COVID-19 confirmed cases stands at 126,621, a death toll of 1,146 and a recovery of 121,878.
Below is the statement issued by the University’s Clinic
AAMUSTED COVID-19 UPDATE AND ASTRAZENECA VACCINATION
From June to mid-August 2021(second semester), the clinic recorded a minimum of 126 confirmed covid cases
The majority of cases were mild, while those who had severe symptoms (mostly unvaccinated) were successful managed at the clinic. It is worth mentioning that at a point in July, the cases went up so high that we were said at the time to be the epicenter within the Kwadaso municipality by Municipal health Directorate
By God’s Grace no deaths were recorded; thanks to the high vaccination rate among the staff. Those who contracted the disease despite having underlying medical conditions all recovered successfully without any serious complications.
In addition the successful outcome amidst the increased number of cases were as a result of active surveillance, testing and effective case management at the clinic which ensured that suspected cases were quickly identified tested, isolated and treated and enabled us to bring the outbreak under control.
For close to 2 months we have not recorded any new case, with that we wish thank all of you who availed yourselves for the vaccination exercise and my hardworking clinic staffs, for a successful outcome.
We need to remind the University community that vaccination exercise will continue from tomorrow 27-09-2021, individuals who are yet to take their vaccine, should kindly avail themselves for the exercise.
Venue is the clinic annex
Time is from 9 am
Dr. Ato Kwamena Sagoe