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Health News of Sunday, 29 March 2020

Source: GNA

CCTH intensifies restrictive measures over coronavirus

Cape Coast Teaching Hospital Cape Coast Teaching Hospital

The Cape Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH) has intensified its restrictive measures as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Consequently, two of its three major entry points have been closed to ensure that all patients and visitors who entered the facility went through a compulsory pre-triaging.

This is in furtherance to an earlier restrictive and other preventive measures put in place to contain the spread of the COVID-19 in Central Region.

The hospital had earlier announced restrictions for patients’ relative visit where a minimum of one and a maximum of two relatives were to be allowed to visit while relatives of patients were no longer to be allowed to sleep at the Hospital.

In a statement issued and signed by its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Eric Kofi Ngyedu and copied to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Cape Coast said specialist OPD services would be carried out on appointment basis?

It added that triage nurses would be tasked to regulate queuing of patients at the OPD to ensure social distancing directive by the government while specialist clinics would be rescheduled to the afternoon to prevent congestion at the OPD.

Additionally, it said all elective surgeries have been suspended until further notice, however, some specific electives may be performed based on the discretion of the surgeon.

The statement urged pedestrians to use the main entrance at the OPD and continue to observe the safety measures and self-protection activities put forward by the hospital to prevent contracting the COVID-19.

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