GHS starts registration for free distribution of treated nets

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) will on Thursday October 4, begin the registration of households for the free distribution of Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLITN) across the country.

The distribution of the LLITN will be done in partnership with the Ghana Malaria Control Programme as part of efforts to reduce the incidence of malaria in communities.

Dr Emmanuel Tinkorang, Ashanti Regional Director of Health Services, who announced this in Kumasi, said each household would be provided with a unique identification code cards, which would be used to collect the treated nets.

He said the seven-day registration exercise would help health authorities receive detailed information of each member of the household to aid the smooth distribution of the treated nets.

Dr Tinkorang said households which refuse to register would not be given any of the treated nets and urged residents in the region to endeavour to register with officials who would come to their homes with identification tags, to enable them receive free treated nets to prevent malaria.

Source: GNA

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