SSNIT Hospital Shutdown for Fumigation Exercise; 60 workers go into Self-Quarantine

SSNIT Hospital Shutdown for Fumigation Exercise; 60 workers go into Self-Quarantine

The Trust hospital in Osu has been shut down for a fumigation exercise after two patients tested positive for COVID-19.

60 workers of the hospital including doctors, nurses, and other staff have been asked to go into self- isolation as they await their test results from Noguchi.

The two patients had been at the hospital for over a week until they started showing symptoms of the disease and subsequently tested positive to the virus.

As a result of the latest development, The SSNIT Hospital in Osu has been shut down for a fumigation exercise after some workers came into contact with two Covid-19 patients.

In a statement from the Public Affairs Directorate of the hospital, the hospital will be closed for three days for the exercise.

“We wish to inform our cherished clients that our main hospital on the Osu Oxford Street will be closed to the public from Saturday 9th to Sunday 10th May, 2020 for fumigation exercise.”

“The main branch will resume work on Monday, 11th May, 2020,” the statement said.

The statement further indicated that emergency cases can be sent to the Trust specialist Hospital, Sunkwa road, Kuku Hill, Osu.

The facility is also urging clients to call the telemedicine helpline to speak to a doctor or order a prescription medicine until work resumes on Monday, May 11.

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Coronavirus Case in Ghana

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in the country stands at 3,091 with 303 recoveries and 18 deaths.

Greater Accra Region continues to lead the cases with 2,579 cases while the Ashanti Region and Eastern region follow with 165 cases and 95 cases respectively.