The Executive Director of the African Center for Health Policy Analysis Dr. Thomas Anaba says government needs expert help in making a decision on whether to keep Senior High Schools open.
There are growing calls for the closure of the schools because of the rising cases of COVID-19 in the senior high schools.
Government is however resisting the calls and is insisting on the completion of the timetable for the reopening of schools.
The Health minister Kweku Agyemang Manu has described the calls as cowardly and defeatist and indicated that government intends to face the situation heads.
He wondered why there are not similar calls for the closure of Universities and Junior High Schools.
Dr. Thomas Anaba in an interview with Sena Nombo on the Gold Power Drive said government needs to adopt a cautious approach to the decision and would need expert help.
The experienced Health administrator believes the decision is crucial and requires a delicate balance if government wants to get it right.
He said mass testing would be key to understanding the gravity of the COVID-19 outbreak in the schools.
Dr. Anaba said government can have no justification for the refusal to conduct mass testing because they should have anticipated it.
He advised government to carefully consider its approach to the situation because of the likelihood of more schools recording cases.
Dr. Anaba advised government to consider closing schools that have not recorded cases.
Story: Sena Nombo/Radiogoldlive.com