I’m COVID-19 positive and I take ‘trotro’ to go for treatment – Nurse reveals

I’m COVID-19 positive and I take ‘trotro’ to go for treatment – Nurse reveals

- Abena, a nurse who works at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and has contracted COVID-19, takes 'trotro' to go for her weekly treatment

- According to Abena, she cannot afford to pay for the bills of getting admitted at the hospital and therefore chose to self-isolate

- She further explains that she could take Uber or a taxi but it is highly expensive considering the distance she travels

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A Ghanaian nurse who works at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and contracted COVID-19 whilst performing her duties has narrated that she takes trotro on a regular basis.

The nurse, simply identified as Abena, made the shocking revelation in an interview with Starr FM's, Francis Abban, according to Starrfm.com.gh.

Abena explained that she was given the option to be admitted to the hospital or self-isolate at home, but because of the fear of being charged after her admission, she opted to isolate at home.

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I’m COVID-19 positive and I join ‘trotro’ to go for treatment – Nurse reveals

Source: UGC
Source: UGC

The nurse further revealed that due to her financial difficulties and the failure of the COVID-19 team to transport her to the hospital for treatment, her only choice has been to join public transport from Potsin in the Central Region to Korle-Bu Hospital for treatment.

Abena said she considered using Uber or a taxi but she is unable to afford the hefty fares.

She heartbreakingly said:

"There’s been no contact tracing and testing. They asked me to take some medication with people I live with because they assume that once I have maybe they also have it."

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Abena's story is quite disturbing as COVID-19 has now been declared by WHO as airborne which means it can easily spread from an infected person to others in environments like the trotro.

In another heartbreaking report, Jay Gunz, a Ghanaian rapper who is based in the United States of America, has died as a result of a shoot out in his home in the Bronx, New York on 5 July.

According to the New York Police Department in a post sighted by YEN.com.gh on the department's official Twitter handle, officers from the 44 Precinct were called out on the day.

It was indicated that the officers responded to the call quickly as the caller mentioned that a male had been shot at 306 East 171 Street.

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