It has come to my attention that the Health Care Workers at the Kotoka International Airport are intentionally delaying visitors to Ghana at the airport by reading false coronavirus tests, The alleged visitors and nationals who tested positive were asked to quarantine for 14 days. The strange thing about this deception and delays is that many of the travelers have taken the vaccines already in the United States and Europe. How is it possible for those who have been immunized against COVID-19 continue to test positive? This is medically inconsistent. What these medical officials who give false test readings don't realize is that it paints a bad and a negative picture of Ghana to would-be travelers and investors to the country from Europe and the United States.
What do the medical team stand to gain by offering false COVID-19 test readings at the arrivals at the airport? The insensitive Health Care Workers have to realize that some of the travelers to the country have limited leave of absence at the places of work in Europe and the United States. An intentional delay by this health care workers can cost the livelihood of some of these travelers to Ghana. Therefore, I am writing to the government of Ghana to address this situation before it gets out of hand. Immediate attention to redress the situation is urgently needed.
NB: I have been informed that due to the accelerated rate at which the Omicron Variant is spreading, the Health Workers have begun to extort money from travelers especially, non-citizens of Ghana. The person in change of the Healthcare workers must muster courage and stop the practice in its trail.
Kennedy A. Adarkwa, Ph.D.