During the funeral ceremony of the late General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu-Afriyie, aka Sir John, The event saw several Covid-19 protocols being breached. Hundreds of people together with some leaders who attended had gathered not in face masks and a total disregard for social distancing.
The said ceremony breached the Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012), which prohibits mass gathering amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dr Yankson insists that while the best is being done by health personnel nationwide to prevent further Covid-19 deaths, government has failed to fulfil its end of the bargain.
“The state must show leadership at this point. As for the health professionals, we will do our best but some of the activities actually go beyond us in terms of what has to be done,” he said.
On the matter of a third wave, Dr Yankson admonished the citizenry to embrace the fact that the country has already been hit.
Stating that “I might not be clothed with the powers to pronounce the third wave but the truth is that we are in a third wave. I think we should not kid ourselves that maybe it’s about coming in. It is here. We haven’t reached the peak but the wave has started.”
He also bemoaned that the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in various health institutions are getting choked with the country seeing a surge in cases.
“We stop counting the deaths because we know it will happen. People are dying in transit. If you go to Korle-Bu not long ago the clinics were not seeing cases but now we are struggling to find ICU places for cases. If you go to the Police Hospital the ICU is full and nearly choked. If you go to Ridge the same. If you go to Ashanti Region the same,” he stressed.
The Normal Secretary of the Ghana Medical Affiliation (GMA) says the nation’s management has poorly enforced adherence to the Covid-19 protocols.
Dr Justice Yankson made the remark in relation to what he known as the start of the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic that has hit the nation.
Chatting with Samson Lardi Anyenini on Newsfile, Saturday, he famous that authorities’s failure to stroll the discuss in relation to preventing the pandemic has resulted within the complete disregard for the protocols by members of most people.
“The protocols are our greatest guess and on the state degree, the enforcement is just not occurring as a result of management is just not setting any good examples for us. If we establish funerals as a key downside, they’re nonetheless speaking about the right way to discover methods of managing funerals,” he acknowledged.
The federal government this yr obtained backlash from the populace and members of the Minority in Parliament for failing to stick to the laid down protocols throughout some occasions.
This was after the President, his Vice, Dr Mahamudu Buwumia and the Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah attended the funeral ceremony of the late Normal Secretary of the New Patriotic Celebration (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu-Afriyie, aka Sir John.
The occasion noticed a number of Covid-19 protocols being breached. Lots of of individuals had gathered on the grounds with many, not in facemasks and complete disregard for social distancing.
The Breach of covid 19 protocols
The mentioned ceremony breached the Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012), which prohibits mass gathering amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dr Yankson insists that whereas one of the best is being finished by well being personnel nationwide to stop additional Covid-19 deaths, authorities has did not fulfil its finish of the discount.
“The state should present management at this level. As for the well being professionals, we’ll do our greatest however among the actions truly transcend us by way of what needs to be finished,” he mentioned.
On the matter of a 3rd wave, Dr Yankson admonished the citizenry to embrace the truth that the nation has already been hit.
Stating that “I won’t be clothed with the powers to pronounce the third wave however the fact is that we’re in a 3rd wave. I believe we should always not child ourselves that possibly it’s about coming in. It’s right here. We haven’t reached the height however the wave has began.”
He additionally bemoaned that the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in numerous well being establishments are getting choked with the nation seeing a surge in circumstances.
“We cease counting the deaths as a result of we all know it would occur. Persons are dying in transit. If you happen to go to Korle-Bu not way back the clinics weren’t seeing circumstances however now we’re struggling to seek out ICU locations for circumstances. If you happen to go to the Police Hospital the ICU is full and practically choked. If you happen to go to Ridge the identical. If you happen to go to Ashanti Area the identical,” he pressured.