Coronavirus: Korle bu doctor, nurse tests positive

Two health professionals at the Korle bu teaching hospital have tested positive for coronavirus.

According to Citi News, the two are a nurse and a doctor who work at the Department of Medicine and Department of Child Health, respectively.

“We wish to inform staff we are working to establish the primary source of the infections. Staff are , therefore, entreated to remain calm and follow the basic hygiene protocols.”

“Management is committed to ensuring that all staff are safe and protected. As we distribute PPEs to all departments, measures are far advanced to procure adequate protective gears for all staff,” an internal communique at the hospital said.

This comes after agitations from the front line staff of the hospital, who expressed displeasure at the poor level of the hospital’s preparedness in the country’s fight against the dreaded virus.

‘No coronavirus testing, no work’ – some Korle-Bu nurses strike

Some nurses at the Korle bu teaching hospital followed up with their threat to boycott work if they were not tested for the coronavirus.

The nurses stationed at the Accident and Emergency Department of the country’s biggest hospital said it was risky to carry on working at the front lines of the fight against the sickness.

‘No coronavirus testing, no work’ – some Korle-Bu nurses strike

“It is sad to inform our heads of department that it has created fear and panic among we the nurses who are always close to the patients.

“We write with deep pain and regret as such information has been kept from us and consequently putting us at risk.  As we write this letter, a substantial number of nurses at the centre are not in their right state of mind,” the Coalition of Nurses at the Accident and Emergency Centre of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital said in a press statement issued Friday.

They have also asked for the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), a demand that has also been made by the medical staff at the Adabraka Polyclinic.

Coronavirus: Adabraka Polyclinic begs for PPEs

Coronavirus cases in Ghana

Ghana has recorded nine additional coronavirus cases bringing the total number of infections to 214 from an initial 205.

According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS), six of the cases were recorded in the Greater Accra region and the remaining three, in the Ashanti region.

Among the cases from Greater Accra, one is a 37-year-old woman with no history of travel nor contact with a confirmed case. One is a repeat test of a traveller under quarantine who was initially negative but converted to positive on repeat test.

Coronavirus cases increase by nine, total now 214

Four are contacts of confirmed cases with no symptoms and were detected during the enhanced contact tracing and testing.

Of the three (3) cases from Ashanti region, two (2) are Ghanaians who travelled to Ghana from France within the past 14 days and the third one is a Ghanaian who has no history of travel out of the country nor contact with any confirmed case.

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