Daily News

Ghana says 2,000 health workers infected by coronavirus

0
ghana-says-2,000-health-workers-infected-by-coronavirus

Ghana says 2,000 health workers infected by coronavirus

PDF holds 1st Non-Oil Exporters Dialogue to rescue economy from COVID-19 impact

Over 2,000 health workers in Ghana have contracted coronavirus since the outbreak of the pandemic in the West African nation, the authorities have said.

“The total number of health workers infected is 2,065,” Patrick Kumah-Aboagye, the director general of the country’s health service, said Thursday.

“Out of that number, 1,870 have recovered and 183 are in isolation centers or undergoing treatment at home.”

So far only six health workers are reported to have died from the virus, he said.

Ghana — which boasts one of the region’s best testing rates — has reported more than 26,000 infections, of which 139 have been fatal.

ALSO READ: Ghanaian remanded for pouring hot water on breastfeeding lover’s body in Enugu

The country’s main medical union in April complained about shortages of protective equipment and poor distribution to medics.

Kumah-Aboagye insisted that “of late, the number of health worker infections has significantly come down” as supplies of kit and training improved.

The government has also provided tax breaks and other financial incentives for doctors and nurses on the front line.

[AFP]

Vanguard News Nigeria.

The post Ghana says 2,000 health workers infected by coronavirus appeared first on Vanguard News.

Big Brother Naija Season 5 starts tomorrow

Previous article

Twitter attack was work of young hacker pals ― Media

Next article

You may also like

Comments

Leave a Reply

More in Daily News