Cape Coast Teaching Hospital submerged after 6 hours of rain; COVID centre affected

Cape Coast Teaching Hospital submerged after 6 hours of rain; COVID centre affected

  • The Cape Coast Teaching Hospital has been flooded after hours of rainfall
  • The COVID-19 centre was also affected by the rain causing patients on admission to be affected
  • The rain affected some houses and schools, forcing teachers to close earlier than the usual hours

Cape Coast - The Cape Coast Teaching Hospital has been inundated by floodwaters after six hours of heavy downpour.

Various wards of the hospital were affected including the COVID-19 Treatment Centre.

According to a report filed by theGhanareport, hospital staff were forced to quickly move the two patients on admission at the COVID-19 centre to another facility to continue treatment before the floodwaters receded

Cape Coast Teaching Hospital
One of the affected units of the Cape Coast Hospital Photo credit: theGhanareport.com
Source: UGC

The Public Relations Officer of the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, Frederick Nyankah, has assured the public that the situation was under control.

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According to him, the affected patients had been moved to a holding bay while cleaners worked to restore services at the hospital.

The rain affected some houses and schools, forcing teachers to close earlier than the usual hours.

The Deputy Central Regional National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) Director, Francis Ekow Amponsah, said a team has been sent to the various houses to rescue those stuck in their homes.

The NADMO officials were deployed to the affected areas together with personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS).

So far no casualty has been recorded after the hours of heavy downpour.

He, however, blamed residents who had built in waterways for causing the floods.

“Those buildings in the waterlogged areas, I can say that those who built there knew they are building in a water land,” he said.

Two boys save taxi driver from drowning

YEN.com.gh, earlier reported that two unidentified brave young boys helped save a taxi driver from drowning after a torrential downpour at Kumasi Ohwim Junction in the Ashanti Region.

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In a video seen by YEN.com.gh, the taxi driver can be seen stranded in the middle of damaging floods, as he stood on his taxi that had submerged in the floods.

Without any swimming skills, the man raises his hands toward the sky, as if he was saying his last prayers before jumping into the sweeping floods.

Some women at the scene can be heard in the video screaming and praying during the rescue effort by the young boys.

While being carried away by the floods, the young man reaches towards dry land, and the boys swiftly moved to pull him out by his hand, saving the taxi driver's life.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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