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General News of Friday, 1 May 2020

Source: Starr FM

Coronavirus patients at Pentecost Centre complain of poor feeding, water shortage

Covid-19 patients at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC) at Gomoa Fetteh in the Central region are living in dire conditions as acute water shortage has hit the camp.

The water situation coupled with a host of others such as poor feeding, delays in food delivery and plain disregard for social distancing protocol when serving food and no sanitary pad for the female patients are making matters worse.

“For the past three days, we have not taken our bath, my four-month-old baby too has not bathed because the taps are not flowing. But we are told that we need to wash our hands frequently with running water as a measure to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus,” some of the patients stated angrily.

Speaking to the Daily Heritage in an interview, some patients who only agreed to speak on condition of anonymity said even though the centre looks very nice and attractive, “we are going through bad treatment because we are served with ‘eba’ popularly known as ‘gari fufuo’ sometimes late in the night”.

Some of the aggrieved patients said for the two to three weeks spent at the centre, they have not shown any sign of Covid-19 to deserve living in such harsh conditions.

According to one of them, “my brother, in the morning we gather together and pray, no one wears PPE nor use sanitizer. We the nursing mothers are suffering because we don’t eat well to get the nutrient to feed our babies nor get diapers to change them.”

Another woman, name withheld, said “I got my menses on Monday, April 27, 2020 and ever since I have not bathed nor changed my pant or had sanitary pad to control the flow of blood so I can’t leave in this condition when clearly I am not showing any sign of Covid-19. I want to end my life.”

“We don’t have routine doctors that come to check us and no toilet roll making life very difficult in this place,” another stated.

Attempts to seek reaction from managers of the centre were turned down.

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