COVID-19: Doctors at Korle Bu accident centre threaten to withdraw services

COVID-19: Doctors at Korle Bu accident centre threaten to withdraw services

- Doctors at the Accident and Emergency Department of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital have threatened to withdraw their services

- The doctors' threats are as a result of claims of poor preparedness to fight the COVID-19 pandemic

- According to them, it is dangerous for a sideward at the department to be used as a coronavirus isolation centre while they lack Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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The Accident and Emergency Department of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital could be shut down if doctors carry out a threat to withdraw their services over claims of poor preparedness to fight the deadly coronavirus.

The Doctors have written to their heads in a memo complaining that it was dangerous for a sideward at the department to be used as a coronavirus isolation centre while they lacked Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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They subsequently made the following demands:

1. Provision of appropriate PPEs; including N-95 face masks

2. Provision of a proper isolation unit for suspected cases in lieu of the current sideward we use at ‘yellow’

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3. Expediting the testing of all staff of the department for SARS-Cov2

4. Creating clear channels of communication between management and the staff of the department; in order to prevent the events surrounding the first confirmed case from happening again.

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5. The immediate closure of the ER for fumigation.

As of Thursday, April 2, 2020, Ghana had recorded 204 cases with five deaths and three recovered cases.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed, had disclosed that one of the coronavirus patients in Tamale who escaped from the facility in which she was being quarantined had still not been found since Monday 30, 2020.

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The patient, who is one of the eight Guineans who tested positive for the novel coronavirus and was quarantined for entering the regional capital through unapproved route, is a woman in her early 20s.

The minister said the security task force in the region is still on a serious manhunt for the lady.

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