The Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Saturday, March 11, 2023, took delivery of the first consignment of Measles vaccines, BCG vaccines and Oral Polio Vaccines.
The Ministry of Information in a Facebook post said distribution to various regions and facilities is underway.
The Information Ministry assured that more vaccines are expected in the country in the coming weeks from multiple sources.
“Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service receive first consignment of Measles vaccines, BCG vaccines and Oral Polio Vaccines. Distribution to various regions and facilities underway. More vaccines expected in Ghana in the coming weeks from multiple sources,” the Information Ministry posted on Facebook.
Speaking to Mark Smith on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show today, the Deputy Ranking Member on the Health Select Committee in Parliament and MP for Nabdam, Dr. Mark Kurt Nawaane, explained that such a situation should not repeat itself.
“We are grateful that they [the government] have been able to get the vaccines now, but never again should this happen,” he said.
The situation where the country runs out of vaccines, according to Dr. Nawaane, “is not good. Medications are supposed to be given in a timely manner, and at every time, we should have vaccines that should be administered.”
The MP explained that the situation arose only because of the government’s negligence.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana