COVID-19: University of Ghana Medical Centre to attend to infected diplomats
- Government has designated the University of Ghana Medical Centre as a COVID-19 treatment facility for the diplomatic community in Ghana
- A letter issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to all diplomats stated that any suspected case of COVID-19 may be reported directly to the Director of Medical Affairs at the UGMC
- The decision, the ministry said, was part of efforts to mitigate the impact of the novel coronavirus
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The government of Ghana has designated the University of Ghana Medical Centre as a COVID-19 treatment facility for the diplomatic community in Ghana.
In a news report filed by theghanareport.com, ambassadors, high commissioners, honorary consulates, officials of the UN, and staff of other international bodies with diplomatic status would only be treated at the facility when they contract the deadly disease and not anywhere else.
A letter issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and made available to theghanareport.com stated that any suspected case of COVID-19 may be reported directly to the Director of Medical Affairs at the UGMC.
Read the full letter below:
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The decision, the ministry said, was part of efforts to mitigate the impact of the novel coronavirus, which has so far killed 16 people in Ghana while more than 1,500 others are undergoing treatment. Some 188 people have however fully recovered from the disease.
The quarantine facility has an ultramodern state of the art equipment that provides care that goes beyond the treatment offered by tertiary care health facilities like the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
Some time ago, during one of the Ministry of Information's press briefing, the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu, announced the designation of the Bank Hospital for the treatment of very important persons (VIPS) who contract the virus.
The announcement was met with public anger as a section of Ghanaians lambasted and labeled it as being bias.
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In other news, 10 food vendors and three taxi drivers have tested positive for the COVID-19 disease.
The victims all operate at the Achimota Government Hospital in Accra.
The cases were confirmed following mass testing for persons who run their business within the hospital community.
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