Nine other nurses and midwives tested positive for coronavirus, Ghana, nurses, and midwives (GRNMA). The number rose from 32 to 41 with one death, GRNMA said, adding that another 288 had been quarantined throughout the country.
According to GRNMA, the number does not include members of the COVID-19 care center, and the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) and patient infections because of the epidemic adds to the astonishing amount.
“It is more interesting that the infected are not in the COVID 19 care center, but in the periphery,” Dr. David Tenkorang Twum.
As in many countries, Ghana struggles with a lack of PPE for its workers, especially in peripheral health facilities.
For example, Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman Manu told a press conference in Accra that the government had selected several companies to produce personal protective equipment on site, as announced by President Akufo-Addo.
The company will produce a total of 3.6 million masks which will be distributed throughout the country.
Dr. However, Toome wants the government to prioritize the safety of health professionals, especially in public health facilities in high-risk areas.
“We believe that the government has the responsibility to provide the logistics needed for PPE and not to focus on isolation centers, but even to decentralize things to the periphery … But we talk with our members to take universal precautions, to prevent this. “infection,” Dr. Tenkorang, who spoke at Joy FM in Accra.
Thirty health workers in the Ashanti region tested positive for Covid-19
30 health workers in the Ashanti region of Ghana have tested positive for the virus.
Director of Health Services in the Ashanti Region, Dr. However, Emanuel Tenkorang, who made the opening at a briefing on Wednesday, revealed that medical professionals were responding to treatment.
This number is part of the total number of cases in the region, which is currently 886 with seven deaths on May 20, 2020.
The health director also said that 25 of the 43 districts and councils had reported cases of the virus.
Obuasi is still the leader in this region with 587 cases, but Dr. Emmanuel Tenkorang told reporters that the situation was under control.
“We have a total of 30 health workers with Covid-19 in the region and everyone is working very well,” Dr. Tenkorang added, “We have a new infection, but the good news is that new infections are declining, especially in Obuasi.”