COVID-19: Korle Bu to stop treating urgent cases for 2 weeks; staff are infected - Management

COVID-19: Korle Bu to stop treating urgent cases for 2 weeks; staff are infected - Management

- Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) has stated it will no longer attend to urgent cases

- This is due to an increase in coronavirus infections among its staff members

- In a memo sighted by YEN.com.gh, the suspension will be in force for two weeks

COVID-19: Korle Bu to stop treating urgent cases for 2 weeks; staff are infected - Management

Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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The Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) has stated that it will no longer attend to urgent cases due to an increase in coronavirus infections among its staff members.

The Deputy Director of Medical Affairs revealed that a majority of the surgical staff were currently self-isolating.

In a memo sighted by YEN.com.gh, the suspension will be in force for two weeks.

COVID-19: Korle Bu to stop treating urgent cases for 2 weeks; staff are infected - Management

COVID-19: Korle Bu to stop treating urgent cases for 2 weeks; staff are infected - Management Source:UGC
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“There has been a recent surge of COVID-19 infections among staff working in the surgical areas. This has necessitated self-isolation of majority of these staff.
Hence a decision has been taken to suspend all urgent cases for two (2) weeks. All emergency cases will continue as before,” the memo said.

Meanwhile, the Head of Public Affairs at the facility, Mustapha Salifu, said in a statement that the suspension of urgent services will afford the hospital the chance to re-organise itself “for the resumption of regular services.”

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In other news, seven more persons have died of COVID-19 in Ghana increasing the death toll to 129, according to the latest Ghana Health Service report on 6 July.

Additionally, 992 new coronavirus cases have increased the total case count to 21,077.

The recoveries have shot up to 16,070 with the active cases standing at 4,878.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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