COVID-19: Ghanaian doctor who survived disease shares experience

COVID-19: Ghanaian doctor who survived disease shares experience

- Dr. Bogee came into contact with a patient who later tested positive for COVID-19 at the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital

- She was hospitalised in the intensive care unit for 20 days

- She shares her ordeal with the disease in a documentary

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Dr. Gillian Bogee is a paediatrician in charge of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital.

In an exclusive interview with Joy News, Dr. Bogee says her dream was always to become a medical doctor since childhood. And by God’s grace, she is living her dream.

She also revealed that taking up a job in the Upper East region of Ghana has taught her a lot and made her a better doctor and person.

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Dr. Bogees says she came into contact with a COVID-19 patient on March 29, 2020, and started showing symptoms of the pandemic on March 31.

“I actually got in contact with a suspected case in the ward on the 29th of March.”

She said initially she self-isolated till her situation got worse.

"I thought I was going to die," she narrated.

She was subsequently airlifted to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital for critical care.

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Dr. Bogee was hospitalized for 20 days until she tested negative twice for the COVID-19 before she was discharged.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the latest update from the Ghana Health Service (GHS) on COVID-19 indicates that Ghana has recorded 178 new cases to increase the caseload to 6,096.

The GHS released the new update on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. The death toll still stands at 31 with 19 more recoveries recorded, making the total 1,773.

The total number of tests administered as of May 19, 2020, was 184, 343.

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