The Ministry of Health Service in Ghana has announced that a total of nine suspected cases of the deadly coronavirus infection in the country all tested negative.
Naija News understands that the cases included the two recent ones reported at the Korle bu Teaching Hospital on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
The health service said this in a statement it released.
It said, “We wish to assure the people of Ghana that the Government, Ministry of Health/Ghana Health Service working in collaboration with partners are doing everything possible to prevent and protect against the importation of the virus into the country and prevent spread.”
However, speaking on the update of Ghana’s preparedness towards the fight against coronavirus The sector Minister, Kweku Agyeman-Manu said the government through the Health Minister are doing all it takes to ensure that the virus is not imported into the country.
“We wish to provide assurance to the people of Ghana that the Government, Ministry of Health/Ghana Health Service working in collaboration with partners are doing everything possible to prevent and protect against the importation of the virus into the country and prevent spread. We continue to advise citizens to remain calm.”
The Medical Director, of Greater Accra Regional Hospital, Ridge, Dr. Emmanuel Srofenyo who took journalists on a tour of some of the wards designated for such cases said the hospital is ready to handle any coronavirus case brought before it.
“An emergency response team in the hospital has been activated and strengthened with additional members of staff. Currently, we have 26 nurses, and nine doctors on standby for deployment to the centre.
“We have security men and orderlies. And we have trained and updated them on the physiological and pathological nature of the virus,” he said.
He added that the hospital has gone further to make available as many protective equipments as possible and has deployed them to the two-special coronavirus centers.
“We have also created an elaborate process map – the processes an indicated case will go through once we discover you at the emergency that you might be somebody who is a suspect or confirmed. Four rooms have been set out for suspected cases with elaborate systems.”
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