150 doctors test positive for Covid-19 || Ghana Medical Association worried

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has revealed that about 150 medical doctors have so far tested positive to covid 19.

The Deputy General Secretary of the association Dr Titus Beyuo, in an interview on News Prime said some of those affected doctors have recovered while others have succumbed to the virus.

For him, the situation is alarming and as a matter of fact, the health system could be in serious crisis in the near future if proper measures are not taken.

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“The trend is very troubling to us [GMA] because this utterly means that we have been hit as a body.

“But the good news is currently, we don’t have any doctor in the ICU those who have tested positive and are responding well to treatment,” he said.

On Thursday, Ghana lost one of its top specialists, Dr Richard Kisser to the disease.

Also, in June, the Medical Superintendent of the Kwadaso SDA Hospital in Kumasi Dr Harry Owusu Boateng died after contracting the virus.

And in April, Professor Jacob Plange-Rhule, the Rector of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, also died of Covid-19 at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC).

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Consoling the family, the Deputy General Secretary said, “We express our deepest condolences to the family of our fallen colleagues especially that of Dr Kisser who just passed on quite recently.”

Let’s look at better way to deal with the spread of corona virus(COVID19). 

 

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