There is the need for  Medical labs in Ghana to be strengthened – Medical Association

The Ghana Association of  Medical laboratory Scientist (GAMLS) have  stated that the lack of involvement of their staff in Kumasi to diagnose the cause of death of KUMACA students is worrying.

President of the Association, Dr Ignacious Awino said ‘’if Ghana at this time cannot within a short time isolate a typical type of bacterium  or at least classify it for an initial treatment then we are in trouble .’’

He added ‘’this is why I have been talking about the need for our labs to be strengthened especially in terms of its diagnostic capacity, I think a whole region like the Ashanti should be able to handle it they have the regional hospitals with the qualified personnel that can perform this test .

‘’If there is the issue of lack of equipment or reagent then I think it should not be happening in our country.’’ he ended