CORONAVIRUS: COOPERATION, THE ONLY TRUE WAY TO FIGHT COVID-19 – PRESIDENT OF GCC-WENZHOU CHAPTER

Dr. Percy Akuetteh stated, in the fight of the coronavirus pandemic in the country, our pharmacy systems are essential.

"In China, the pharmacies were not allowed to sell any medicine that reduced fever. Rather anyone with a fever instead of purchasing medicine from a pharmacy was directed to a designated hospital to be treated,”.

"These measures by the Chinese government, was to ensure that people didn’t just take medication to treat a fever which could be a possible symptom of COVID-19 and end up spreading the virus unknowingly", the President of GCC-WZ said.


PRESIDENT OF GHANAIAN COMMUNITY IN CHINA, WENZHOU CHAPTER, DR. PERCY DAVID PAPA AKUETTEH

The President of Ghanaian Community in China-Wenzhou Chapter (GCC-WZ), Dr. Percy David Papa Akuetteh and a Ph.D. student in Hepatobiliary surgery advised that cooperation between the government, agencies and citizens is the only way by which as a nation we can fight the coronavirus outbreak in country.


He gave this advice on a virtual idea-sharing conference organized by Global Media Alliance Broadcasting Company (Happy 98.9FM and e.TVGhana) in partnership with KenCity Media, themed, COVID-19 Dealing With The Challenges : A dialogue With Ghanaians In China.


Picking his advice from the Chinese mode of fighting the coronavirus, he advised the Ghanaian government has to partner with other institutions especially private over-the-counter pharmacies. According to him, it is one of the greatest strategies to fight the virus.

Dr. Percy Akuetteh stated, in the fight of the coronavirus pandemic in the country, our pharmacy systems are essential. "In China, the pharmacies were not allowed to sell any medicine that reduced fever. Rather anyone with a fever instead of purchasing medicine from a pharmacy was directed to a designated hospital to be treated,”.


"These measures by the Chinese government, was to ensure that people didn’t just take medication to treat a fever which could be a possible symptom of COVID-19 and end up spreading the virus unknowingly", the President of GCC-WZ said.


Dr. Akuetteh further added that, wearing of nose masks should be encouraged in Ghana as it was in China even though “The World Health Organization has already provided their views on the use of Mask in the context of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak.



The panelists for the discussion encourage the use of the nose masks whether one is infected or not since it's one of the ways to help prevent the spread or being infected of the virus.


The Chinese government to help curb the COVID-19 pandemic, enforced the use of the nose mask due to the fact that, some people who maybe infected with the virus but are not aware because they are not showing any symptoms at the early stages might end up spreading it and end up causing community spread.”


He advised “Don’t discourage those wearing the masks in any way and we should also learn how to properly wear the masks without contaminating them. These are some basic things the Chinese government put in place to ensure our safety".


The dialogue was facilitated by Happy98.9FM’s, Samuel Eshun, host of the Happy Morning Show and Abedi Anim of Net 2 TV.


The panelists for the discussion were Ghana’s Ambassador to China, H.E. Edward Boateng, Dr. Ama Edwin, a Physician Clinical Psychologist and Bioethicist at the University of Ghana Medical Centre, Mr. Abu Osuman; Minister Counsellor at the Embassy of Ghana Beijing -China, Mr. Sampson Opoku, PhD Candidate and NUGS Chapter President, Wuhan-China and Miss Gloria Akpabla, Women’s Commissioner of NUGS China.


Read the WHO advice on the use of Mask in the context of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak





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