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Five cases of elephantiasis were seen in the Dormaa Central Municipality, last year, the Disease Control Officer, Mr. Kwame Owusu-Amponsah, has announced.

Speaking at an annual performance review meeting of the municipal health directorate held at Dormaa-Ahenkro, he said, there were also four new cases of yaws.

He said all these diseases were successfully treated.

The meeting brought together health professionals, heads of department, assembly members and the security agencies to discuss the way forward – to improve the quality of health care to the people.

Mr. Owusu-Amponsah spoke of the strengthening of disease surveillance, particularly in the border communities and entry points.

Additionally, it had scaled up the fight to roll back malaria, whooping cough, buruli ulcer, neonatal tetanus and tuberculosis.

He said there had been mass distribution of insecticide treated nets to households across the municipality to protect the people, especially children and pregnant women, from mosquito bite.

He, however, complained of challenges and these had to do with the lack of fridges to store vaccines and transport.

Madam Florence Iddrisah, the Municipal Health Director, expressed concern about the activities of unaccredited health facilities and warned of firm action to prevent them from operating.

She said everything would be done to ensure that there was sanity.

Mr. Yiadom Boakye, Physician Assistant at the Dormaa Presbyterian Hospital, underlined the need to sustain the street naming project to allow for swift response to emergencies by the ambulance service. 
Source: GNA

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