Coronavirus: 9 doctors, 26 nurses boldly dedicated to fight the virus at Ridge Hospital

Coronavirus: 9 doctors, 26 nurses boldly dedicated to fight the virus at Ridge Hospital

- Ridge Hospital has disclosed that an emergency response team consisting of 9 doctors and 26 nurses have been put on standby to tackle the deadly coronavirus

- The safety of those dedicated to fighting the virus is assured because the hospital has gone further to make available as many protective equipments as possible

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The Greater Accra Regional Hospital, popularly known as the Ridge Hospital, has disclosed that an emergency response team consisting of 9 doctors and 26 nurses have been put on standby to tackle the deadly coronavirus.

Medical Director at the hospital, Dr Emmanuel Srofenyo, said the hospital is ready to handle any coronavirus case brought before it.

He made this known yesterday, February 6, 2020, while taking some media men around the facility designated to handle such cases in case of any eventuality.

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“An emergency response team in the hospital has been activated and strengthened with additional members of staff. Currently, we have 26 nurses, and nine doctors on standby for deployment to the centre.
“We have security men and orderlies. And we have trained and updated them on the physiological and pathological nature of the virus,” he said.

According to Dr Srofenyo, the safety of those dedicated to fighting the virus is assured because the hospital has gone further to make available as many protective equipment as possible.

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Meanwhile, all nine suspected cases of the deadly coronavirus recorded in Ghana are negative, according to the Ministry of Health.

The minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu in a statement on Thursday, February 6 allayed the fears of Ghanaians saying the state is doing everything possible to prevent the deadly virus from reaching the country.

“We wish to provide assurance to Ghanaians the government is doing everything possible to prevent and protect against the importation of the virus into the country and prevent its spread,” Mr. Agyemang-Manu noted.

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