Coronavirus: Adabraka Polyclinic begs for PPEs

Scores of frontline staff of the Adabraka Polyclinic, in Accra, say they are exposed to the deadly coronavirus because of lack of personal protective equipment.

The health facility is the latest to join other ones across the country that say they are handicapped in the fight against coronavirus.

“Prevention and containment are essential and a function of early detection and appropriate management of suspected cases. It is essential that healthcare workers (HCWs) are properly equipped with protective clothing, equipment and a safe working environment”

“Adabraka polyclinic hereby makes a humble plea for assistance with donations of the following items to enable us to discharge our duties unhindered,” the statement read.

Apart from the Adabraka Polyclinic, health workers in at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital (Ridge) and the Korle Bu Teaching have complained about the lack of PPEs to protect them against possible infections.

In March, the country’s two testing centres, the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR) in the latter part of March complained of lack of testing kits for larger numbers and Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for its staff.

The Private Health Facilities Association of Ghana (PHFAG) also threatened to close down their facilities if the government fails to provide them with PPEs

 

Read the full statement below:

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