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General News of Thursday, 7 May 2020

Source: Starr FM

COP Maame Tiwaa heads police technical team on Coronavirus

Director-General in Charge of Police Welfare COP Maame Yaa Tiwaah Addo-Danquah has been appointed Chairperson of an 11-member Police COVID-19 Technical Committee to oversee the management of COVID-19 within the Police Service.

This was revealed during Season two of the Alert show with Adam Bonaa which streamed on Facebook.

According to her, the terms of reference of the Committee established by the Inspector General of Police Mr James Oppong-Boanuh include the continuous education of personnel on COVID-19 pandemic, Provision of adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to frontline staff and any other appropriate persons, Monitoring of all personnel across the country for traces of infections, Establishment of isolation centre for personnel and dependents.
Psychological counselling of staff both affected and infected, Fumigation and disinfection of police establishments and any other related matter.

Other members of the group she revealed include DCOP/Dr Samuel Otu-Nyarko, Epidemiologists (P/H), ACP/Very Rev. Frank D. Twum-Baah, Police Church, C/Supt/Mr Edwin Kofi Dey, Headquarters Estates, Supt/Mrs Sheilla K. Abayie-Buckman, Dir/PRO, Supt/Dr Frank Duodu, Physician, Police Hospital, DSP/Dr Edem Wormenor, Lab Scientist, P/Hospital, ASP/Mr Emmanuel Baba Asibilla, Disease Control (P/H), ASP/Mr Foster Sanctity Nanewotor, Psychologist (P/H), ASP/Ms Mary Mirekua Tandoh, Senior Nurse (P/H) and ASP/Mr Emmanuel Ato Gand, SO/Welfare.

This comes in the wake of confirmed reports that about 7 police personnel have tested positive of the virus in the Upper East Region.

According to verified police sources, the first batch of infections involved a policeman who was on escort duties to the Upper East Region while the other was also returning to his duty post in the same region after holidays faced same fate.

It has been confirmed that about 137 personnel from the Upper East Regional Police Command have so far been asked to self-isolate as their samples have been taken for testing at Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR) awaiting results.

Meanwhile, the IGP has directed personnel who were deployed during the lockdown in Greater Accra, Kumasi, Kasoa and Tema be tested for the virus.