The Ghana Education Service, (GES), has assured parents not to panic over the outbreak of the H3N2 Flu saying the condition has been contained and stabilized which most of the affected students have been treated and discharged.
This comes at the back of similar assurance by the Ghana Health Service.
Over 400 students were quarantined over the weekend in three secondary schools in the Eastern region over the outbreak of the H3N2 Flu in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality.
The schools affected included Krobo Girls Senior High School, Akuse Methodist Senior High Technical School (AMEST) and Legacy Girls College – a private School. For Legacy college 16 students diagnosed of high body temperature and fever were sent home for treatment. Currently, the school is on midterm break.
A visit by the media to the affected Schools faced some resistance by management accusing the media of creating fear and panic through its publications. The Municipal Health Director, Dr.Akosu Sarpong similarly refused to speak to the media
However, the Municipal Coordinator of School Health Education Program (SHEP) Godfred Ofoe Caesar told Ghone News the situation is under control appealing to parents who panic and rush to the affected schools to have respite.
The Public Relations Officer for the Municipal Education Directorate ,Sophia Samaji, said management of the schools are in the process of preparing the students to go on break for the gold track students to report.