Coronavirus: Ridge Hospital shuts down emergency ward after Obour’s father died

Coronavirus: Ridge Hospital shuts down emergency ward after Obour’s father died

- Ridge Hospital has closed its emergency ward for disinfection

- This comes after Obour’s father died of coronavirus on Friday, March 27, 2020

- Obour allegedly did not inform the health workers of his father’s travel history and the possibility that he could have the virus

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The Ridge Hospital in Accra has shut down its emergency ward for disinfection after the death of the father of MUSIGA’s president Obour.

Obour’s father, Nana Osei Boansi Kufour, 75, had died in the ward when he was admitted there for the treatment of malaria.

The father was said to have returned from the UK on March 19, 2020, then on March 24, took ill.

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It was later found that he had the novel coronavirus, however, Obour allegedly did not tell the health workers that his father had just travelled into the country.

All that while, the doctors and nurses were attending to Obour’s father without any protective clothing.

For this reason, it might be that the health officers who took care of him, and others who saw the musician there with the father would be infested as well.

The ward will thus remain closed till Monday, March 30, 2020.

Obour, however, has denied this with all his power.

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In a statement Saturday, he insisted that paramedics who transported his father to the hospital in an ambulance were informed before they went to pick him up from his house.

He said the deceased had been tested for coronavirus and that the family was awaiting the results.

Meanwhile, as a result of the incident, at least 20 hospital staff have been placed in mandatory quarantine.

Many people have wondered why Obour’s father would be taken to the emergency ward in the first place if they had earlier been informed that he had the virus.

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