General News of Monday, 11 August 2014
The Nsawam Government Hospital has dismissed reports that the hospital has recorded suspected cases of the Ebola disease.
Media reports over the weekend indicated that three individuals who reported at the Nsawam Government Hospital on Saturday with symptoms of the disease had tested positive with the Ebola virus.
However, the Medical Superintendent of the Nsawam Government Hospital, Dr Kofi Ablor in an interview with Citi News dismissed those reports describing them as false.
He admitted that three patients were brought to the hospital on Saturday and were placed in a separate ward due to the intensity of their ailment.
Dr Ablor told Citi News that all three persons were suffering from cholera, and only two were bleeding heavily from their nose.
According to him, blood samples from the two patients bleeding from the nose have been sent to the Noguchi Memorial centre for further tests, and they are yet to be presented with the outcome of the test results.
He concluded by advising residents of the Nsawam-Adogyire municipality and the Eastern Region to stay calm and not panic as no case of Ebola has been recorded.
Four countries in the West African sub-region – Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria have all been hit by the disease.
A total of 1711 suspected cases with 932 deaths have since been recorded by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Ghana has not recorded any case yet.