COVID-19: Sickle Cell Patients Get Support In Ashanti Region

One of the vulnerable groups who are said to be prone to Coronavirus is Sickle Cell Patients.Underlying non-communicable conditions including sickle cell are contributing factors to the death toll related to the Coronavirus in Ghana, experts say.

The Sickle Cell patients have therefore been advised to build their immune system because according to experts, strong immunity also fights against the deadly Coronavirus.

The National Secretary of the Sickle Cell Association, Mr. Joseph Sarfo Antwi, has therefore urged patients to comply with the protocols given to avoid contracting the disease.He disclosed this when ANAQ Foundation donated some food commodities to support sickle cell patients in the region.ANAQ Foundation, a member of the Ghana Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance is a sickle cell non-governmental organization and over the years the foundation has been embarking on community and school health tours to educate and screen people on diseases.In an interview with, the Founder and President of the Foundation, Mrs. Ama Nyarko Attafua Quainoo explaining the rationale behind her humanitarian gesture said that this is the time people living with sickle cell must live a good life to flee from the virus.

Mrs. Ama Nyarko Attafua Quianoo who over the years has made publicly her Sickle cell status charged her counterparts to abide by the protocols as in avoiding handshaking and crowded places, washing of hands under running water or using hand sanitizers and wearing of nose masks.

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