"We Have Plan In Place But We've To wait"- Dr Nsiah Asare Defends Government Over Covid-19 Vaccine

Dr Anthony Nsiah Asare, who is the Special Advisor on Health at the Presidency has justified the government’s inability to roll out a specific vaccination strategy amid the rising cases of COVID-19.

"We Have Plan In Place But We've To wait"- Dr Nsiah Asare Defends Government Over Covid-19 Vaccine

Dr Anthony Nsiah Asare, who is the Special Advisor on Health at the Presidency has justified the government’s inability to roll out a specific vaccination strategy amid the rising cases of COVID-19.

Concerns have been raised over the government’s failure to vary its vaccination strategy in the wake of a spike in COVID-19 cases in the country adding  Kwabena Mintah Akando, who is a Ranking Member on Parliament’s Health Committee, to urge the government to alter its vaccination strategy to halt the recent surge in positive cases.

According to him, the government’s unfocused vaccination plan and the refusal to continue the public testing regime provides no hope for the country’s fight against COVID-19.

“As I stand here as the Ranking Member on the Parliamentary Select Committee on Health, if you ask me when we are going to roll out the next vaccination plan, the answer is I don’t know, and the worst of it all is that we have stopped testing. Now, if you have a positive case, it takes you the patient to go and test your relatives. The only way we can arrest the rise in the active cases is vaccination,” he said.

However, Mr. Nsiah Asare n an interview monitored, dejected Mr. Akandoh’s comments, insisting that the government cannot roll out a specific vaccination strategy when it is still struggling to procure vaccines.

“The Serum Institute of India has a problem with the second wave and they are giving their vaccines to their people, so we do not have any control over the number of vaccines that are coming. We may not know the rollout which is coming from vaccination because as we sit here, we do not manufacture any vaccine in this country.

“We depend on the multinationals and countries such as UK and US so nobody can sit in any country where vaccines are not manufactured to say tomorrow we are starting our vaccination plan. We have the plan in place but we have to wait. ” Dr Nsiah Asare said.