Govt pumps GHc 6m; procures 10,000 protective gears to fight ebola
 
Posted on: 2014-Aug-14        
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Government says it has directed the release of GHC 6 milllion to fight West Africa’s deadliest epidemic, Ebola

In a press statement issued by the Ministry of Communication, 10,000 protective gears are to be procured for frontline workers in health, immigration and other agencies who are most likely to encounter a possible victim.

The directive was given after the President’s meeting with the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Ebola on Wednesday.

“Also the President advised that consistent with the decision of the ECOWAS Commission that all meetings and missions be suspended unless absolutely essential and well-guided, a three (3) month moratorium be placed on all international conferences and international gatherings which have the potential of spreading the Ebola Virus,” Dr. Edward Omane Boama, Communications Minister, said in the statement.

The meeting also resolved to deepen consultations with religious leaders, traditional authorities and all stakeholders with the view to soliciting their full support for the ongoing awareness creation efforts.