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Deaths of 10 teachers in Talensi District within 5 months raises eyebrows

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The Bolgatanga Municipal Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Martin Ajono Adonis has expressed grave concern about the spate of deaths among teachers in recent times. 

Mr Adonis says ten (10) teachers died within five (5) months in the Talensi District. 

Speaking on A1Radio as part of activities to mark the 2022 World Teachers’ Day, he said the spate of deaths in recent times raised serious health concern among members of the Association.

“The rate at which our members, the health status of our members in the district is too alarming and then the rate of death is too alarming. That is why our current Regional Chairman took it as a necessity because in Talensi we recorded (ten) 10 teachers deaths in five (5).”

Mr Adonis said the Upper East Regional branch of GNAT in partnership with the Ghana Health Service has instituted a mobile clinic to intensify health education.

“So the regional GNAT Chairman in conjunction with the regional Secretary and the Council took a decision that we have to do something. If teachers ten (10) can die in just one local within five (5) months, that’s something. So the region has instituted what we called Mobile Clinic that we want to do health education in partnership with the Ghana Health Service.”

At the national level, GNAT has acquired the Ghana Sweden Cancer Center and any GNAT member who has cancer can go there for free treatment.

Mr Adonis added that at the national level “we have acquired the Ghana Sweden Cancer Center. That means that any GNAT member who is having cancer will go there free of charge. We were partnership with government but now we have acquired it. So any GNAT member you and your spouse and your two dependents are treated free. So under no circumstance should a GNAT member die out of cancer.”

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Osuman Kaapore Tahiru|Ghana

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