36 KATH nurses test positive for Covid-19 in 1 month – GRNMA

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Thirty-six nurses at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi have within the last four weeks tested positive for Covid-19.

Averagely, each day since January 1, at least one nurse at the Hospital tests positive for virus, a situation health experts say has been the highest since the outbreak of the virus in March, 2020.

Speaking on Akoma FM‘s morning show GhanAkoma, Chairman for the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwifery Association (GRNMA) for the KATH Gabriel Ofori Agyei revealed he has recently tested positive for the virus, including his wife and kid.

He explained the virus’ new wave has been very prevalent at the referral centre.

Mr Ofori Agyei told host Aduanaba Kofi Asante Ennin that “in the last 28 days, 36 of my staff have tested positive including myself”.

“The virus has been very active in the past four weeks. Although there are PPEs available, most of the frontline workers are contracting the virus so I will appeal to the general public to adhere to the Covid-19 protocols to reduce the communal spread of the virus.”

Last year, between the months of March and December, 300 nurses at KATH tested positive for the virus, but it seems the second wave of the virus is spreading at a faster rate than before.

With the ongoing total disregard to safety protocols, more Ghanaians are feared to be infected especially among health workers.

By Nana Asenso Mensah|Akoma FM|3news.com|Ghana

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