COVID-19 Infections Surge Among Staff, Patients At Korle Bu

COVID-19 Infections Surge Among Staff, Patients At Korle Bu

  • Covid-19 cases among staff and patients at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital are on the rise
  • A memo from the premier teaching hospital revealed that the number of confirmed cases has risen from 3 to 45
  • In response, hospital authorities have admonished all staff and patients to get fully vaccinated

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The Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has recorded an upsurge in COVID-19 cases among staff and patients.

According to hospital authorities, infection cases at the premier teaching facility have jumped from three to 45 cases within two weeks.

COVID-19 infections are on the rise among staff and patients At Korle Bu
Korle Bu Teaching Hospital; a COVID-19 patient being given treatment @ space87.7/Facebook
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In response to the disturbing trend of new infections, the Director of Medical Affairs at Korle Bu has outlined measures to contain the surge.

A memo from the management said a mop-up exercise for COVID-19 vaccination is being conducted in the hospital.

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COVID-19: Korle Bu Urges Staff, Patients To Get Fully Vaccinated

The Memo further encouraged the hospital staff to “get fully vaccinated and to have their boosters.”

It also recommended that all staff and patients adhere strictly to the COVID-19 protocols, including wearing a face mask, observing hand hygiene (hand washing/ alcohol rubbing), social and physical distancing of at least two metres, and prompt isolation and testing of suspected cases.

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From the north to the south, east to the west, no country was spared the effects of the pandemic, which in turn disrupted and devastated the global economy.

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