Gov't Will Soon Announce New Protocols To Curtail Rising Covid-19 Cases At KIA - Dr Dacosta Hints

Director of Health Promotion at the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Aboagye DaCosta believes Frontiers Health Services are providing one of the most important mechanisms in the fight against the Covid-19 at the Airport in spite of the bastardization by many Ghanaians.

According to him, their introduction at the Kotoka International Airport is a great innovation to check the Covid-19 cases coming into the country, but it received a lot of criticisms when it was first introduced.

Speaking on Okay FM's 'Ade Akye Abia' Morning Show, Dr. Aboagye DaCosta said it is refreshing to see that Ghanaians are recognizing that the operations of the Frontiers Health Services are important in ensuring that the Covid-19 cases do not overwhelm the country like it is happening in Europe and other countries.

"The Covid-19 cases would have overwhelmed us like it is happening in Europe and other countries . . . since we had two cases last year March 12, 2020, we saw that the cases were imported and so if we don't do anything about our Airport, the situation would overwhelm us," he noted.

"We have come up with a lot of interventions to curtail the Covid-19 cases in Ghana until we introduced the testing kits at the Airport which people kicked against, but today, we all can attest to the benefit of the testing kits at the Airport," he stressed.

Frontiers Health Services, managers of Ghana’s COVID-19 airport testing program have issued an alert over the rising number of positive COVID-19 cases coming into the country.

The company in a letter to the Managing Director of Ghana Airports Company Limited, Yaw Kwakwa said it recorded the highest daily number of positive COVID-19 cases at the airport on Saturday, April 24, 2021.

Reacting to the caution letter, Dr. Aboagye DaCosta has assured Ghanaians that the government together with the Ghana Health Service and the Ministry of Health will not relent on their efforts in ensuring that all Covid-19 cases are detected from other countries through the protocols which will be enrolled soon at the Airport.

"We see what is happening at the Airport and we had discussions about the situation and certain protocols will be rolled out soon. I don't want to be the one to break the new protocols at the Airport but very soon the government will announce it to the general public," he hinted.