The Minority in Parliament asserts that a lack of certain childhood vaccines has resulted in multiple deaths.
According to Minority health spokesperson Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, five children died from measles due to a lack of vaccines.
Health Minister Kwaku Agyemang-Manu and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo have both publicly denied reports that vaccine shortages have resulted in the deaths of some children.
Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, on the other hand, believes that the information is being concealed by the government. We have not recorded any fatalities, according to a statement made by the President and Health Minister.
That is bogus. We have recorded around five fatalities. I don’t want to believe that the government is trying to hide the information from the public on purpose. Despite claims by the National Health Insurance Authority that more than GH70 million has been made available for the purchase of vaccines, a vaccine shortage has recently occurred in several regions of the country.
The circumstance elevated after significant wellbeing offices in many areas dismissed nursing moms away because of the sporadic stock of antibodies including measles, polio and lockjaw.
However, over the course of the weekend, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) confirmed that it had received a shipment of childhood vaccines and urged caregivers not to rush to hospitals to get the vaccines. According to the GHS, the Ministry of Health has adequately planned for the supply of vaccines that will last throughout the year and beyond. GHS says that BCG, OPV, and measles are the vaccines that come with devices like safety boxes, needles, and syringes.
On Monday, March 13, vaccinations for children will begin. 2023. During an interview with the media, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, urged all parents to vaccinate their children. He pleaded with caregivers not to rush to hospitals to get the vaccines.
Those who require the vaccine will have access to it by Monday morning. Across the nation, the available doses are sufficient for at least six weeks. Therefore, we will begin immunizations for all by Monday.