Health News of Wednesday, 8 August 2012
Major Hospitals and Clinics within the vicinity of the State House, Adabraka, Osu and 37 Military Hospital, are on standby to manage any health issues during the funeral of the late President John Evans Atta Mills at the Banquet Hall.
Ghana News Agency observed during a tour of some hospitals on Wednesday that doctors and nurses, as well as ambulance service providers are on standby to ensure they respond to any health challenges.
Speaking to the GNA, Ms. Adizatu Yakubu and Mrs. Eugenia Beatson of the Adabraka Ridge Out-Patients Department said every clinical person needed was on board.
“We have doctors, nurses, anesthetists, and other personnel in each of the ambulance to take care of any casualty that may arise,” Ms. Yakubu stated.
They explained that in such gatherings, crowding at a particular place may cause people not to breath properly, and people with hypertension and diabetes were likely to experience complications.
The health professionals therefore advised managers of the Planning Committee to ensure that people were properly spaced out to allow for good ventilation and free breathing.
Meanwhile, information available to the GNA indicates that a middle-aged man collapsed at the precinct of the Banquet Hall as he waited to pay his last respects to the departed President Mills.**