Ebola case in Tamale, a simulation exercise-Dr. Kuma-Aboagye

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There was a recorded video circulated on social media on the suspected case of Ebola in the Tamale West Hospital that Disease Control Surveillance Department indicated, it has has been however, declared by the The Director General of GHS, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye that it was a simulation exercise when he met the Press today, June 22, 2022.

“There is no Ebola in Ghana. Very often, officers from the Disease Surveillance Department of the Ghana Health Service, carry out simulation exercises to see if our preparedness for tackling some outbreaks is okay. When we find that we are not well-prepared, we improve it. What happened in Tamale was a simulation exercise. Someone didn’t understand it and misreported it as an Ebola case. It is just a simulation. We have simulations for various diseases in Ghana. Everyone should be rest assured that there is no Ebola in Ghana,” Dr. Kuma-Aboagye.

The case got many Ghanaians worried especially those who live in the Northern Region