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Wa Health Directorate Lament Over Increasing Rate of Teenage Pregnancy

The Wa Municipal Director of Health Services, Dr. Pascal Kinsgley Mwin has communicated stress over the expanding instances of high teenage pregnancies nearby.

He said in 2019, the Wa Municipal Health Directorate recorded a sum of 603 young pregancies during the principal half of the year. The number then, at that point definitely diminished to 306 during a similar period last year.

The quantity of adolescent pregnancies recorded has anyway started to rise again this year with the Wa Municipal Health directorate recording a sum of 330.

Dr. Mwin said the circumstance could be credited partially, to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He disclosed that because of the long breaks in the school schedule, a portion of the young ladies were placed in weak circumstances and were exploited saying “many of these ladies were at home and once they were at home, their boyfriends and others took advantage of that by getting them to indulge in unprotected sex.”

In the mean time, the Director of Health Service for Wa Municipal showed that the region recorded a sum of 210 instances of COVID-19.

Dr Mwin said more than 2,000 individuals have been inoculated against the sickness up until this point.

He added that because of rigid measures taken by the Service, just 20 instances of Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) were recorded for this present year as against 34 last year.

On vaccination , Dr. Mwin referenced that the Service has surpassed every one of its objectives for the inoculation of sicknesses like Measles and Yellow Fever among others.

The Presiding Member for Wa Municipal Assembly, Karim Abdul-Rahaman Topie who talked in the interest of the MCE for Wa, Issahaku Tahiru Moomen said that the Covid-19 Pandemic remaining parts one of the World’s most prominent dangers making ruin human lives.

He said it has gotten the new typical for there is a need to stick to the conventions to contain the spread of the pandemic.

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