ET Mensah rushed to UGMC over COVID-19 infections
The Former Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo Prampram, ET Mensah has allegedly tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
He is currently receiving treatment at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) after he was rushed in over difficulties in breathing on Wednesday.
The information of his status came to light today as various media reportage suggest.
He joins the growing list of government appointees who have tested positive for the virus.
Ghana’s Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman Manu, Education Minister Mathew Opoku Prempeh, Regional Integration Minister, Dan Botwe and the Former Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Carlos Ahenkorah all tested positive for the virus but have recovered.
President Akufo-Addo is currently in isolation after coming into contact with an infected person.
Govt who tested positive for COVID -19
The New Patriotic Party’s campaign manager for the 2020 general elections, Peter Mac Manu, the Minister of Education, Matthew Opoku Prempeh and Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Carlos Ahenkorah were tested positive for COVID-19.
These government officials tested positive for the virus and have received treatment.
Ghana’s Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu tested positive for the disease about a month ago and received treatment at University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC).
Currently the minister is at home with information that he has now tested negative for the virus, the President already assured that he was responding well to treatment.
Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Maafo also tested positive for COVID-19.
This was announced by the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah on July 7.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Dr Lydia Dsane-Selby, also tested positive for the Coronavirus within the same period
Govt Appointees who died from COVID-19
Former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John died on last two weeks Thursday after contracting COVID-19.
Report indicated that he succumbed to complications of the disease while undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH).
Until his death, Sir John was the chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Forestry Commission.
He became CEO for the Commission in March 2017 after being appointed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Sir John was the second top government appointee who has died from COVID-19 after the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA), Anthony KK Sam died from the ailment.
The MCE died on Friday, June 12, 2020, while receiving treatment at the University of Ghana Medical Centre where he was rushed to after falling sick.
In all, about 139 Ghanaians have died from the coronavirus.
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE