Help us fight Covid-Ghanaians Urged

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Management of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in the Ashanti Region is calling on the public, to as a matter of urgency, adhere to all COVID-19 protocols.

The call comes on the heels of rising cases of infections among health practitioners at the Accident and burns unit of the hospital in recent times.

On December 26, 2021, the Medical Director of the hospital, Professor Baffuor Kofi Opoku stated that all doctors at the Accident and Emergency Unit of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi have tested positive.

This development put the center at the risk of a total shut down.

The surge in cases means that the unit has had to work with a limited number of staff members, putting pressure on the department.

In an interview with CitiNews Prof. Baffuor Opoku said that, to help matters, the general public needs to work together with health practitioners by fully adhering to all COVID-19 protocols as well as getting vaccinated.

“We are appealing to people to observe the protocols so that we limit the spread. We have measures to take care of dire emergency cases and those through the triage system. We do not have cause to turn patients around, so we are still attending to patients”, he said.

Ghana has seen an approximately 90% increase in active COVID-19 cases since the beginning of December 2021.

As at December 28, 9, 584 active COVID-19 cases had been reported by the Ghana Health Service.

Vaccine hesitancy and lack of adherence to the safety protocols remains a concern to authorities.

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