Update: WHO Officials arrive in Kumaca to screen students

Officials of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Ghana are currently stationed at the Kumasi Academy (Kumaca) in the Ashanti region to screen students of suspected meningitis which has killed about six.

Students who will be diagnosed with the disease will be quarantined and those fit might be asked to go home till an information is sent out for them to return.

WHO team arrived with drugs that will contain the alleged disease killing students.

However, the Regional Minister Simon Osei Mensah and other government appointees have been locked up in a meeting with parents who attempted to withdraw their children following the mysterious deaths the school has suffered.

Parents earlier clashed with some school authorities for threatening to withdraw their children.

Six students have died out of the suspected meningitis within the week. Their blood samples have been sent to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research to detect the cause of the death.

In April, three students died of the same disease.

Some of the students have attributed the death to ‘occultism’.

By: Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM