Reports are emerging that a media practitioner in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region has been infected with the H1N1 Influenza.
The person, whose identity is being withheld, is said to be presently on admission at a hospital in Kumasi.
A source close to the patient made this known to GBC’s Garden City Radio.
He said the journalist in question has been on admission at the hospital for about three days.
However, when contacted, the Ashanti Regional Director of Health, Dr. Emmanuel Tenkorang, noted that the matter has not yet come to the attention of the Regional Health Directorate.
Dr. Tenkorang said steps will be taken immediately to ascertain the veracity of the report for appropriate intervention.
Meanwhile, the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana is worried about the recent outbreak of the H1N1 virus in some parts of the country particularly, in education institutions.
It said the occurrence has the tendency to derail gains made in the health sector if effective methods are not employed.
Speaking to Radio Ghana, the Deputy Executive Secretary of the society, Kwame Peprah Boaitey, said the organisation has alerted its members to be on the lookout for symptoms of H1N1 and Cerebrospinal Meningitis.
Mr. Boaitey said members have been alerted and are on the look out to detect and take necessary action to prevent further spread.