The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has batted down media rumors that an Ebola case has been identified in the nation.
At a news conference on June 22, 2022, GHS Director-General Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye rejected the allegations.
He claimed that in order to gauge their readiness to handle disease outbreaks, the Service’s national officers and the numerous regional health directorates regularly perform simulation exercises.
“There is no Ebola in Ghana. Very often, officers from the Disease Surveillance Department of the Ghana Health Service, carry out simulation exercises to see if our preparedness for tackling some outbreaks is okay. When we find that we are not well-prepared, we improve it.”
“What happened in Tamale was a simulation exercise. Someone didn’t understand it and misreported it as an Ebola case. It is just a simulation. We have simulations for various diseases in Ghana. Everyone should be rest assured that there is no Ebola in Ghana,” Dr. Kuma-Aboagye stated.
There were some reports that an alleged Ebola case has been recorded in the Northern Region.