A group known as NPP Medical cern about the government commitment to includes Retired Health Professionals to combat covid-19 pandemic.
According to them the commitment by the president of Ghana His.Excellence Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo is very applauding and for that matter there is the need for every well meaning Ghanaian to support the president in this difficult time to stop the spreading of this deadly virus.
In a press release issued and sign by Mr.Albert Opoku Deputy Health Director who is the chairman of NPP Medical Team reveals the reasons why the government shouldn’t interfere the retired health professionals into the fight of covid-19 deadly disease in this country.
According to them a report by the most available statistic from several studies pointing to the fact that the morbidity and morality rate of Covid-19 is very high among the aged so their inclusive will be a disastrous for this country.
A report by the medical expects say the new virus is killing people over 65 years at a much higher than the younger age group so we suggest the government and the ministry of health would have bringing in the health professionals who are waiting for their financial clearance from both private and public health institutions since they are the people with high immune system to fight the virus, “he said”.
Mr.Albert Opoku revealed that most of the death in almighty Italy also have comorbid conditions, thus the presence of more than one disease in one person from 1 to 3 in addition to Covid-19 and most of their conditions are aged related stressing that their conditions range from cardiovascular,diabetes respiratory disorder and cancer for which all these conditions were identified in a studies in Italy and China. Throwing more light into his submission.
Mr.Albert Opoku indicated that in Italy for example 48.5% had three conditions in addition to Covid-19, 26.5% had 2 conditions and 25.1% had one condition and 0.8% died only from covid-19.
The chairman opined that according to a scientific advisor to Italy’s minister of health Prof.Walter recciardi the country mortality rate is far higher due to demographics the nation has the second oldest population worldwide.
They said in Ghana here the retirement age is 60 of which some go for extension meaning our average age of our retired health professionals may normally around 63 years which makes them more vulnerable to the condition at stake.
Bringing the curtail to and end the NPP Medical Team suggested to the Ministry of Health to give chance to the youthful health professionals and put the retired health professionals on so that in an unlikely event of serious outbreak or exponential increases in numbers of the affected persons, the country will have a young energetic and healthy team to help salvage the situation with minimal occupation hazards(risk of getting themselves infected).
Furthermore the team also suggested that MOH should have a team that would do thorough research into all the confirmed cases improve covid-19 knowledge into Ghana terms since morphology of the disease are into sub-Sahara, Africa may not be the same as other part of the world to help us manage the pandemic better.
In conclusion the powerful NPP Medical Team entreats all good people of this country to stay calm and follow all the measures been put in place by the president and Ministry of Health to all the senior citizens and the vulnerable groups are to stay at home if possible so they can protect themselves from the deadly covid-19 virus.
Filed by:Omono Asamoah EZRA FM & Simon Opoku Afriyie OTEC Fm