Coronavirus: 50-year-old Ghanaian-US former top nurse at Jacobi dies of disease

Coronavirus: 50-year-old Ghanaian-US former top nurse at Jacobi dies of disease

- Freda Ocran, a US Ghanaian indigene and former head nurse of Jacobi Medical Center’s psychiatric unit has died of COVID-19

- The 50-year-old Ghanaian nurse complained about lack of COVID-19 precautions and testing while working at the Jacobi Medical Center’s psychiatric before her death

- Her son, Kwame Ocran, confirmed her death

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Freda Ocran, a US Ghanaian native and former head nurse of Jacobi Medical Center’s psychiatric unit has died from the novel coronavirus.

YEN.com.gh gathers that the late Ghanaian nurse had expressed concern about the lack of COVID-19 precautions and testing while working at the Jacobi Medical Center’s psychiatric unit before dying of coronavirus weeks later.

According to the New York Post, her distraught son, Kwame Ocran, 25, said her 50-year-old mother expressed concern about working with patients and other staff and how long it was taking to be tested.

Kwame indicated in the interview with The Post that without tests being administered on other workers, it would be had to determine if she was working with someone who had the COVID-19.

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He reveals that his mom, who also worked at group homes in The Bronx became ill with mild symptoms about two weeks ago but still showed up for her nursing shift at Jacobi, where she previously oversaw the nursing staff in the psychiatric ward.

According to Kwame, the hospital sent her home without testing her.

On March 24, 2020, Freda was admitted to Lincoln Medical Center in The Bronx after becoming severely sick and was put on a ventilator at the end of last week before she died.

About two weeks before she died, she had written a touching tribute to her late father and included a photo of them together when she was a little girl, saying, ''We will meet again, DAD!''

In other news, some parts of Accra, Kasoa, and Kumasi are observing a lockdown imposed by President Nana Akufo-Addo pursuant to the powers granted him by the Republic under the Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012).

This stringent measure was imposed as part of efforts to curb and contain the rise of the COVID-19. In spite of the soaring numbers of coronavirus cases in Ghana as of March 29, 2020, the country has chalked some relative successes amid the partial lockdown.

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