Mr Agyeman-Manu (left) throughout the go to

The Ministry of Health (MOH) the other day took shipment of 500,000 extra dosages of measles rubella vaccines to boost stock nationwide.

The Sector Minister, KwakuAgyeman-Manu, stated the vaccines which can be found in through ‘standard’supply channels would last the nation a minimum of 6 weeks as federal government worked all the time to protect more vaccines.

“We prepare for that by the end of the month, we will get more amounts of the vaccines which remained in brief supply, consisting of Oral Poliomyelitis vaccine (OPV) and BacilleCalmette-Guérin (BCG), a vaccine for tuberculosis (TB) illness,” he ensured.

Mr Agyeman-Manu who turned over the vaccines to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) as part of a day’s working see to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) revealed hope that the vaccines would enhance youth immunisation works out throughout the nation.

“Earlier, we got 360,000 dosages and dispersed it throughout the country.Gradually, our issue is overcoming and quickly we will have appropriate stock to take us through the year.

The vaccines we drew from Nigeria is regular market practice and absolutely nothing odd. From time to time, when a nation remains in brief supply of vaccines, it is the practice to take some from a nation that has in excess and later on pay back,” he clarified.

As part of the check out, the minister explored some continuous jobs within the health center consisting of a two-storey 101-bed Urology and Nephrology Centre, a 400-bed maternity block and the 80-bed transmittable illness centre at the health center.

Accompanied by the Director General of the GHS, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Chief Executive Officer of the KBTH, DrOpoku Ware Ampomah and other authorities, the group observed huge development on the jobs, anticipated to enhance health care shipment and make KBTH a centre of medical quality in the sub-region.

Deal with the 80-bed transmittable illness centre, as part of the federal government program to develop 12 treatment centres across the country to react to health emergency situations was nearly total while that of the Urology Centre and Maternity block was near 80 percent conclusion, respectively.

Considering that the last quarter of 2022, there hadreportedly been an across the country scarcity of 3 out of the 13 vaccines utilized for regular kid immunisation, raising issues of lots of kids at threat of youth illness.

Under the regular vaccination program, BacilleCalmette-Guérin (BCG), a vaccine for tuberculosis (TB) illness; oral polio vaccine (OPV); Measles-Rubella; Meningitis and Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) are administered.

Vaccines versus polio, liver disease B and Haemophilus influenza type B (DPT/Hep B/ Hib 1) and 6 contagious illness that are especially hazardous to infants are likewise administered to infants approximately 18 months.