Dr. Aboagye Dacosta, the Director of Health Promotions at the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has urged Ghanaians to stop self medicating when feeling symptoms of the novel Coronavirus.
According to Dr. Aboagye, the Ghana Health Service has been notified that some Ghanaians have been engaging in self-medication when they suspect to have contracted the deadly disease.
“We have noticed that some Ghanaians are engaging in self-medication. We will plead with them that if they realise that they are not feeling well and they suspect it might be Covid-19, they should rather go to the hospital or the nearest health facility than to self-medicate,” he said on Okay FM during an interview.
“We are entreating every Ghanaian to abstain from self-medication when they suspect they have symptoms of the Covid-19; we want Ghanaians to take this advice we are giving them seriously,” he admonished.
He noted with concern that the new variant of the Covid-19 rather attack the youth more and those who did not show any symptom of the first Covid-19 are now showing symptoms of the new variant.
“In view of this dynamic with the Covid-19, there has been a program to get the youth to involve in the fight against the new variant of the Covid-19; we are doing this program to just encourage the youth to comply with the Covid-19 safety protocols”.