Cape Coast Hospital COVID-19 Ward flooded after heavy downpour

A six-hour rain on Friday, October 1, flooded the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, including the Covid-19 Treatment Centre.

The hospital staff were forced to quickly move the two patients on admission at the COVID-19 centre to another facility to continue treatment.

Patients who went to the facility to seek medical attention in the morning were also stranded.

Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, Frederick Nyankah, has assured the public that the situation was under control.

He noted that affected patients had been moved to a holding bay while cleaners worked to restore services at the hospital.

Flood hits Cape Coast Teaching Hospital.
















The heavy rainfall affected some houses and schools, forcing teachers to close earlier than the usual hours.

The Deputy Central Regional National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) Director, Francis Ekow Amponsah, has said a  team has been sent to the various houses to rescue those stuck in their homes.

The NADMO officials were deployed to the affected areas together with personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS).

No casualty has been recorded so far.

He, however, blamed residents who had built in waterways for causing the floods.

“Those buildings in the waterlogged areas, I can say that those who built there knew they are building in a water land,” he said.

In Accra, many roads were rendered impassable, resulting in heavy vehicular traffic, especially in the morning, while commuters spent several hours on the road to their various destinations.

Places badly affected included Odorkor, Dansoman Junction, Kaneshie First Light, Abbosey Okai, Adabraka Sahara, Achimota, Ofankor, and Korle Bu.

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  1. Kwabena Abanga says

    When Doctors heading hospitals become architects and contractors this is what you get.

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