Ghana reportedly 1st African country to perform COVID-19 autopsy on bodies

Ghana reportedly 1st African country to perform COVID-19 autopsy on bodies

- Ghana has made another great stride in her fight against COVID-19 by performing autopsies on deceased patients

- It is indicated that the remarkable feat at the Ga East District Hospital makes Ghana the 1st country in Africa to perform the exercise

- Health experts have been explaining that the autopsy could help Ghana develop a suitable treatment for the pandemic

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Ghana has reportedly become the first African country to perform a COVID-19 autopsy on bodies after two were carried out at the Ga-East hospital.

According to a report sighted by on, the two autopsies were carried out on Thursday, April 30, 2020.

The tests were undertaken on the bodies to unravel the mysteries surrounding the novel coronavirus in order to help improve the treatment of survivors in Ghana and beyond.

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The Director of Institutional Care Division at the Ghana Health Service Dr Samuel Kaba Akoriyea put together the team of pathologists from Ghana Health Service and the 37 Military Hospital, who conducted the one-hour 30 minutes autopsy at the Ga East District hospital.

Dr Kaba affirmed the prevalence of the procedure saying, life must be understood backwards but lived forward, for the best solutions to be proffered.

He further explained that the autopsy will certainly help to better understand the disease and associated co-morbidities to help provide the appropriate management.

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Ghana's approach, efforts and procedures with which it is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic seem to be highly exemplary around the world.

Earlier, reported that Ghana had become the first country in the world to boost her fight against the novel coronavirus with the use of drone technology which makes speeds up the testing. reports that no other nation in the world has been able to deploy drones to help transport samples for testing, especially from remote areas, as everyone else depends on the use of traditional transportation methods.

According to Keller Rinaudo, the CEO of Zipline, the company that set up the 'matternet' of drones in Ghana, the US is expected to be the next in the use of the drones after Ghana.

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