Hysteria, malaria caused collapse of 20 St. Martins SHS students

Five of the students have been detained by health authorities at the Nsawam Gov’t Hospital

The 20 students of St. Martins Senior High School at Nsawam in the Eastern Region who collapsed on Sunday and Monday were suffering from hysteria and malaria, heath authorities have diagnosed.

Seventeen of them –all females –were diagnosed of hysteria which is believed to have been caused by panic and fear arising out of an impending examination, while the remaining three who are boys, were diagnosed of malaria.

Fifteen of them have been since Sunday been counseled, treated and discharged, while the remaining five have been detained at the Nsawam Government Hospital.

This is to enable doctors led by Dr Kofi Ablorh, to monitor their condition and further examines them.

Some students who spoke to TV3 on condition of anonymity said they had closed from prep Sunday, finished praying when they switched off their lights, and suddenly some students started collapsing.They were quickly rushed to the Nsawam Government Hospital where they complined of difficulty in breathing.

When TV3 visited the Hospital some students were being seen by the medical staff on duty.

The Medical superintendent of the Hospital Dr Kofi Ablorh told TV3 there was nothing to worry about.

Assistant headmaster of the school, John Atta Kofi Okpantey, explained counseling session for students was underway.

Students are prepping up for exams on Dec. 13

Meanwhile, students are preparing for their end of term examinations scheduled for Wednesday December 13, 2017

By Yvonne Neequaye||Ghana

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