Our delusion about defeating Covid-19 got the best of us – GMA
The Greater Accra Regional Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) says the increase in active Covid-19 cases in Ghana is evidence that the country never defeated the virus.
According to Dr. Winfred Baah, the reduced number of cases and related deaths only made health professions, the citizenry and government relax with the preventive measures.
“We were all very comfortable and happy that we almost defeated Covid. The trace, test, and treatment worked along the lines, but these measures were all relaxed at a point.
“Contact tracing wasn’t done as vigorously as it was at the peak,” he said.
Dr. Baah who was speaking in an interview with a media house on PM Express, acknowledged the shortcomings of the various stakeholders while assuring Ghanaians of a medical reinforcement that would help save the current situation.
He explained that the GMA under the leadership of President Akufo-Addo has started a nationwide campaign to educate the people of Ghana on the virus and the need to return to the various Covid-19 safety protocols which include wearing of face masks and washing of one’s hands with soap under running water.
“When we travel, we realize people just don’t wear their mask, they don’t observe social distancing either.
“This exercise will therefore create and maintain a form of behavioural change towards defeating the virus,” he concluded.