A member of the Greater Accra Covid-19 burial team and his wife have tested positive for coronavirus.
Speaking in an interview on 3FM Tuesday, September 22, the Director of Greater Accra Metro Public Health Department, Florence Kuukyi, disclosed that the member and his spouse are self-isolating after contracting the virus.
“As I’m talking with you one of us has been infected. But we are just keeping quiet because we don’t have anybody to run to.
“The person was sick and went to the hospital and the person was asked to go do a test. It will interest you to know that this person’s spouse has also been infected. It’s disheartening,” he said.
When asked if it was true that the team sometimes worked without the needed protection, she hesitated and refused to state categorically whether they lacked Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
He also bemoaned the delay in the payment of their Covid-19 incentive package, which was promised them by the president.
“Our colleagues started receiving their waivers as far back as April, May. It’s August and we haven’t received anything.”
According to the Director, the Ministry of Health has assured them of working on the payments.
The president as part of plans to support frontline workers announced tax waivers and incentives to frontline workers, who were at the forefront of the fight against the virus.
By Edem Tutu|3news.com|Ghana