The Deputy Bono regional Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service, Dr. John Ekow Otoo has disclosed that, 42 health personnel have contracted the coronavirus in the region.
He noted that, the service is yet to establish whether they were infected in their line of duty or within their communities. He appealed to them to strictly adhere to the safety protocols even in their quest to safe the lives of their patients.
About seven hundred and seventy-nine (779) health workers in Ghana have contracted the deadly Coronavirus diseases.
Nine of them have however, succumbed to the disease, while a large number are in isolation awaiting their test results after being exposed to the virus in the line of duty.
A joint press statement by the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA), Health Services Workers’ Union of TUC Ghana (HSWU) and Government and Hospital Pharmacists Association (GHOSPA) on Thursday, July 9, said the rate of infection among health workers was a matter of grave concern since it was negatively affecting health care delivery at the various health facilities in the country.
Dr. Otoo, speaking on Dinpa anopa bosuo show Friday July 10 added that, 75 out of the 96 persons who were infected with the virus in the Bono region have fully recovered and discharged. He noted that, no deaths have been recorded in the region.