COVID-19 deaths might shoot up as a result of overwhelming numbers for health facilities– GMA

COVID-19 deaths might shoot up as a result of overwhelming numbers for health facilities– GMA

- The General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association has stated that there could be a rise in the number of Coronavirus-related deaths in the country

- Dr. Justice Yankson said that may happen because the health care facilities in the country are overwhelmed with the rising number of confirmed COVID-19 cases

- He added that when you justapose the facilities and cases we would realise that there is a big difference

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The General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), Dr. Justice Yankson, has stated that there could be a rise in the number of Coronavirus-related deaths in the country.

According to him, that may happen because the health care facilities in the country are overwhelmed by the rising number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Speaking in an interview on Citi TV, Dr. Yankson said when you juxtapose the increasing number to the rate at which we are growing to the sort of [health] facilities the country has, one would realize that the state may be in trouble.

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“If we don’t take time and our health system is overwhelmed, a lot of people won’t get access to health care and even the deaths that we are worried about could go up,” he said.

He assured the public that GMA is carefully examining the cases and doing its best in the fight against the virus.

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the country on March 12, 2020, the number of cases has risen from 2 to 4,700.

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In other news, the Rebecca Foundation has donated some pieces of locally manufactured face masks to women at Okaishie, Makola, Kantamanto, Agbogbolshie, and Mallam markets to combat COVID-19.

The gesture was part of the foundation’s Mother’s Day activities to honour and celebrate the contribution of Ghanaian mothers.

Mrs.Perpetual Asante Amoah, who donated the items on behalf of the First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo, mothers in the market are relentless in their efforts to combine work with caregiving and ensuring safety at home in this COVID-19 era and deserve to be celebrated.

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