The Medical Doctor at Nsuaem Health Centre in the Western Region, Dr. Richie Raymond Akoto, has articulated that, nurses and health workers at the facility are in dire need of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) such as Gun Thermometers, N95 face masks, Glove, Protective clothing, Goggles, Disposal aprons, Hand sanitizers, Veronica buckets and White Wellington boots, among others.
In an interview, the Tarkwa Nsuaem District Director of the Ghana Heath Service, Emmanuel Affelkum, appealed to individuals and organizations to support the health facilities with PPEs.
He further stated that Coronavirus is a dangerous disease and spread easily through personal contacting; coughing, sneezing and handshaking.
He said the health workers have started screening people from Tetrem Police Barrier and other communities in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality.
So far, he said 9 suspected Covid-19 patients in the Municipality have tested negative out of a total of 13 samples sent to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research laboratory. Four more results are pending.
Affelkum advised Ghanaians to adhere to the World Health Organization (WHO), Ghana Health Service (GHS) and Government directives so they can stay safe.
He therefore charged the security officers to be vigilant at the Ghana boarder’s especially secret roots.
According to Ghana Health Service Ghana has recorded 408 COVID-19 cases with (8) deaths as at the close of day Saturday April 11, 2020.
Source: Kweku Bolton
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