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Health News of Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Source: Starr FM

Ridge, Tema general hospitals designated as Coronavirus case management centres


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The Ridge and Tema general hospitals have been designated as case management centres by the ministry of health following the outbreak of the Wuhan Virus.

A statement by Health Ministry Monday said: “Ridge Hospital and Tema General Hospital have been designated as initial case management centres. Regional Directors have been instructed to designate holding/treatment centres in their respective regions. We are preparing to designate more centres in the highly populated areas of Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi and Tamale”.

The statement added: “Case Management Teams Activated- teams to manage cases at the designated national centres are receiving orientation on the management of cases. Screening for fever using the walk-through thermometers and non-contact thermometers are ongoing at KIA and other points of entry. Efforts are underway to ensure that all points of entry have non-contact thermometers”.

Meanwhile, the director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service (GHS) Dr Badu Sarkodie says Ghanaian students locked up in virus-hit Wuhan in China should not be allowed in the country for now.

It comes as Ghanaians students on scholarship in the Wuhan area are calling on government to bring them back home as other nations have started picking up their nationals.

“If they are in the area where the virus has been detected, I will suggest we don’t permit these students to move out because that area is on lockdown in China."

“But if they are not at those areas then let’s use the various means including Immigration procedures and the various Health processes to deal with it so that it does not affect anyone,” he told Morning Starr host Francis Abban Tuesday.



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