The Indian government has pledged to support Ghana with 50,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines. The gift is a reaffirmation of the friendship that exists between the two countries. The vaccines are expected to arrive in the country by the close of this week. The Indian High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr. Sugandh Rajaram, made this known in Accra yesterday at the launch of a mask up a child campaign. As part of the campaign, trained volunteers will visit schools across the country to advocate the wearing of masks among children. The initiative was launched by the Auntie is Merkeze Organisation (AIMO) in partnership with the GJA to advocate for the wear of face masks and adherence to vaccine safety protocols. Health Minister-designate for Health, Mr. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, debunked claims by some people that the vaccines could cause harm to the body. He urged the people not to hesitate in taking the vaccine since it would cause no harm to their persons. He said the country’s vaccination roll-out plan was based on a segment of the population but expressed concern that the current limited number of the vaccine might affect the plan.
The President of AIMO, Ms. Gladys Biney, said through the campaign she was certain that the country would be able to contain the spread of the virus. “With this campaign, we are going to prevent and protect the child, as prevention is better than cure,” she said.