- The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the GMA, Dr. Paa Kwesi Baidoo says 20 doctors have been infected with COVID-19 so far
- He also contested the number of COVID-19 related deaths as put out by government
- The Ashanti Region is the region with the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases
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At least 20 medical doctors and 100 nurses have contracted the deadly COVID-19 disease at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi.
This was revealed by the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the Ghana Medical Association, Dr. Paa Kwesi Baidoo.
According to Dr. Baidoo, for every doctor infected, five nurses will also contract the virus - hence the projection of 100 nurses.
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So far the Ashanti Region has recorded a total of 2,362 COVID-19 cases, according to data from the Ghana Health Service.
He further revealed that the national data on the total number of deaths recorded in the region is false. Dr. Badioo opined that 38 lives have been lost instead of the 14.
He was speaking on Accra-based Starr FM on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.
“The more your health workers are contracting it, the more likely that after some time there wouldn’t be anybody with the requisite skill to take care of whoever who is coming in because they themselves are in quarantine,” he noted.
He told the host of the show, Francis Abban, that they are compiling the list of doctors who have contracted the disease and will make it public.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Ghana Health Service's latest update on COVID-19 for Wednesday, June 17, 2020, shows an increase in the number of deaths recorded.
The data shows that eight more COVID-19 patients have passed on to increase the death toll in Ghana to 66.
The total number of confirmed cases is now 12,590 after 397 new ones were recorded as of June 17, 2020.
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Source: Yen Newspaper