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Schools would be kept safe from swine flu – Dr. Bawumia pledges

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has given the highest assurance that government would do all it can to contain the outbreak of H1N1 virus at Kumasi Academy Senior High School (KUMACA).

About four students of the school have died from the Influenza H1N1 also known as swine flu in the last two weeks.

The Vice President in a short statement expressed his heartfelt condolences, that of the president and government to persons associated with the school and victims.

“I know that parents and other schools are getting nervous about the possibility of further outbreak of swine flu in their respective schools. I will like to assure the public of Government’s resolve to continue to review and strengthen measures to prevent the spread of H1N1 flu around the country and keep our schools safe.”

He was also grateful to the health care professionals and education staff who worked tirelessly to contain the virus and prevent further outbreak.

Below is the statement

On behalf of the President and the Government and people of Ghana, I wish to express our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the families, teachers, students and friends of Kumasi Academy Senior High School who have been affected by the H1N1 virus.

My heart goes out to the families of the 4 promising students who have lost their life through the outbreak of the swine flu. May the souls of the departed students rest in perfect peace. I wish those admitted in hospitals speedy recovery.

I know that parents and other schools are getting nervous about the possibility of further outbreak of swine flu in their respective schools. I will like to assure the public of Government’s resolve to continue to review and strengthen measures to prevent the spread of H1N1 flu around the country and keep our schools safe.

I am very grateful for the health care professionals and education staff who have worked tirelessly to contain the virus and prevent further outbreak

My prayers are with the school and the bereaved families in these difficult moments. I will be visiting the school and the bereaved families today by the grace of God.

May God bless us all

READ: KUMACA students died of swine flu – Health Minister

Source: 3news.com | Ghana

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