COVID-19 patients in same ward with pregnant women at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital

COVID-19 patients in same ward with pregnant women at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital

- Patients highly suspected of having COVID-19 after showing clear symptoms are being treated in the same ward as pregnant women and other regular patients at Korle Bu

- It is indicated that the isolation centre where COVID-19 patients are to be kept is full, which has compelled the hospital to share the ward

- To prevent the rate of infection from escalating, the maternity ward is divided into two with curtains that set apart the COVID-19 suspected patients from regular ones

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It has emerged that some patients who have been suspected of contracting COVID-19 are being treated in the same ward as others with different ailments at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.

In a JoyNews investigative documentary sighted by YEN.com.gh on the verified Facebook handle of the media organization, it is confirmed that pregnant women are also part of the group sharing the ward with those suspected to have gotten COVID-19.

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It is reported that the situation turned out this way by virtue of the fact that the isolation centre designated to house the COVID-19 patients is currently filled to capacity.

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The medical records for four different patients were displayed in the footage which shows that they had varying symptoms of the SARS COVID 2 infection.

These symptoms ranged from difficulty in breathing, high temperature, cough to pneumonia, severe pneumonia, and other worrying medical signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

A staff at the maternity ward spoke anonymously, confirming that the patients who were admitted to the particular ward have high chances of having COVID-19.

To prevent the infection from spreading, the ward was divided into two with curtains to keep the regular patients a little bit apart from the ones suspected to be with COVID.

COVID-19 patients in same ward with pregnant women at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital

COVID-19 patients in same ward with pregnant women at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital Credit: Myjoyonline
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In other news, the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) has awarded ten (10) students from the Department of Optometry and Visual Science, College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana, with the prestigious Student Fellowship.

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The Student Fellowship program provides a unique opportunity for students to engage in cutting-edge research and enhance their knowledge of modern technology deployed in eye care through lectures, workshops, poster presentations, and many more.

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