COVID-19 vaccination: GFD call on Gov’t to include sign language in campaigning
Ghana Federation of Persons with Disabilities are calling on government to give special treatment to their members in the ongoing covid-19 vaccination exercises due to their vulnerabilities.
The Ghana Federation of Persons with Disabilities (GFD) in the Bono region is calling on the government and the Ghana Health Service to include sign language in the Vaccination exercise for the hearing impaired.
They are also calling on the government to prioritize people living with disability with the covid 19 vaccination rollout.
According to them, people with disabilities (PWDs) in the country should be given priority for vaccination against covid-19 to enable most of their members to be jabbed.
They are expressing concerns and frustration about the vaccine distribution phases without including persons living with disabilities.
Speaking to Soiree News Nana Ama Asiedu, the Public Relation Officer (PRO) of Ghana Federation of the Disability (GFD) who doubles as the Regional Secretary of Ghana Blind Union, Mr Isaac Yeboah Afari said, all attempts to get the government to recognize the disabled community as a high-need group have proven futile.
He is however calling on the government to give special treatment to persons living with disabilities in the ongoing covid-19 vaccination exercises due to their vulnerabilities.
Nana Ama Asiedu Bono Region