- The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has stated that so far, the coronavirus has taken the lives of seven doctors
- The President of the Association, Dr. Frank Ankobea said five of them died in 2020 whiles 2 died this year
- The Ghana Health Service has recorded cases with over 400 deaths and several recoveries
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The coronavirus disease otherwise known as COVID-19 has caused the death of several individuals across the globe irrespective of who they are.
In Ghana, the virus was first noticed on March 12, 2020 when a Norwegian national and Ghanaian traveled into the country.
Since then, the Ghana Health Service has recorded cases with over 400 deaths and several recoveries.
The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has stated that so far the coronavirus disease has taken the lives of seven doctors since the first case was recorded in the country.
The President of the Association, Dr. Frank Ankobea, speaking in an interview on Starr FM said in 2020, five doctors died whiles two passed away this year.
“The number of doctors who are getting infected is increasing. We have lost 7 of them ( 2 this year and 5 last year),” he said.
Dr Ankobea said the GMA is monitoring things, and if there is the need to recommend extra restrictions to the President, they would do exactly that.
He however encouraged Ghanaians to embrace what the President has said.
"We should take individual responsibility for ourselves and follow the basic rules and I’m sure we’ll be fine to go,” he said.
It comes after President Akufo-Addo announced a ban on weddings and funerals as part of the government’s effort to combat the spread of the virus.
Meanwhile, at least five nurses and midwives have died from the complications related to COVID-19 since the outbreak in the country.
Over 800 nurses and midwives also tested positive for the virus, the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) stated.
“I can confirm that we have lost two midwives and three nurses,” the GRNMA’s General Secretary, David Tenkorang-Twum said on Monday, February 1, 2021.
YEN.com.gh reported that a prominent Ghanaian surgeon at Trust Hospital in Accra, Dr Richard Kisser died.
The renowned surgeon died of the dreaded coronavirus.
In a statement sighted by YEN.com.gh, the hospital confirmed he passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2020.
The hospital management informed staff about the passing of the renowned consultant surgeon saying: “We regret to inform all staff of the passing of our consultant surgeon, Dr Richard Kisser.''