Two SHS students of Nyankumasi secondary die of Meningitis

Two students of Nyankumasi secondary school have been confirmed dead following a meningitis outbreak in Assin South District of the Central Region.

According to reports, 7 cases have been reported to the health center there for the same infection that claimed the lives of the students.

Central Regional Deputy Director of Public Health, Dr. Kwabena Sarpong confirmed the death of the two students.

According to him, one of the things that made the infection spread faster was the overcrowding in dormitories and the sick students not been isolated until they make a full recovery.

He said when his outfit was alerted about the Meningitis disease killing students at Nyankumasi Ahenkro SHS, he rushed to the said School with his hard-working team and upon their visit realized that two other students also had the said disease and they were treated and discharged.

“The sad part is that a student who went home to do the National Identification Authority(NIA) card and was well when she was leaving the school, later developed symptoms and was rushed to the Saint Francis Hospital at Assin Foso and passed the same day” he narrated.