According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS), 800,000 Ghanaians have been vaccinated against Covid-19 since the commencement of the mass vaccination exercise across the country on March 2, 2021.
The Director General of the Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye declared this in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. He added that almost all health workers across the country have been vaccinated against the deadly disease.
He made this announcement during the ongoing 2021 first Senior Managers’ meeting of GHS in Kumasi on the theme: “Strengthening Service Delivery and Sustainable System for Health: Amidst COVID-19 and Beyond to Achieve UHC.”
Senior Managers from all 16 regions have converged in Kumasi for the three-day event to assess the 2020 performance and strategize for effective health delivery.
Dr. Kuma-Aboagye used the occasion to appreciate the efforts of health workers in dealing with the pandemic.
“As a service, we have demonstrated our resilience in delivering primary and secondary care services to the entire population of Ghana and this has attracted positive national and global attention,” he said.
He also entreated all Ghanaians to continue observing the safety protocols because the country is still in unprecedented times and cannot afford to go back and do things the old way.