Persons working in the health sector have been given strict warning not to talk to the media on anything concerning the deadly covid-19, except for education purposes.
This was contained in a notice to all heads of health facilities among others in the Eastern region, a copy sighted by 3news.com, dated April 13, 2020 under the subject: UNAUTHORISED AND UNACCEPTABLE MEDIA ENGAGEMENTS BY HEALTH STAFF.
Authored by the Eastern Regional Director of Health Services, Dr. (Mrs) Alberta Adjabeng Biritwum-Nyarko, the notice read in part:
“I write to you in no uncertain terms to warn all staff in all seriousness to desist from engaging the media in conversations and discussions on COVID-19 other than education.”
According to her, the recent spate of media engagements have set their “teeth on edge “, something she complained “are one too many and must stop with immediate effect”.
“Anyone found to have given any information to the media on Covid-19 without the express permission of the Regional Director of Health Services will only have his or herself to blame,” she warned.
The health workers were told that the notice was the “last note of caution” on this matter and must therefore “treat it with the urgency it deserves”.
The Eastern region has confirmed 32 cases of coronavirus out of the national total of 566 as of April 12.
Source: 3news.com | Ghana