Gov’t spent more than GH₵100, 000 on Kumaca death investigations

The Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, has revealed that, so far the investigations over the death of students at Kumasi High School, (Kumaca), has cost the nation more than GHS100, 000.

According to him, the situation which has become too sentimental could not be ignored.

He said, adequate measures were put in place to ascertain the cause of deaths at the school following the outbreak of the ‘unknown’ illness.

So far, four students, including three boys and a girl, have lost their lives.

Doctors at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital have described the strange ailment, as the first of its kind in Ghana.

A total of 18 other students are currently on admission, while six have been treated and discharged.

A screen heath exercise is currently being undertaken in the school for both teachers and students.

Already, most of the students have taken a Broad Spectrum Antibiotics being administered by health authorities.

The cause of the death, according to rumours, have been suspected to be a bacterial infection.

Although the specific illness is still not known, health authorities expect each student to take an antibiotic treatment, before they are dispatched to their various homes to prevent the spread of the disease in case it is contagious.