As part of measures to contain and prevent the spread of the CORONA VIRUS outbreak, two hospitals in the Nkwanta South Municipality have made available two isolated units with 16 bed capacity as a preparative measure towards the handling of any suspected case in the Municipality.
The two Hospitals namely St. Joseph and Municipal Hospitals have joined the campaign in response to the directive by the Public Health Emergency Committee (PHEC) to monitor the implementation of the directives within their area of jurisdiction so as to prevent the spread of the virus. Nkwanta South is a highly populated Municipality that shares boundary with neighboring Togo which had a confirmed case of the CORONAVIRUS.
Indicating their readiness, the Medical Superintendent at the St. Joseph’s Hospital, Dr. Kwame Amoah and some Nurses at the facility gave the assurance that they are prepared to quarantine any suspected case and will also observe all relevant protocols. He however, advised that patients with related signs and symptoms should visit the facility on time for early treatment.
The Municipal Coordinating Director, Mr. Osman Musah showed satisfaction for the measures put in place by the health facilities to tackle any suspected case. He also assured that the Assembly was going to provide the necessary logistics to the facilities to combat the infection and spread of the virus.
Speaking to the media, the Municipal Environmental Health Officer, Ms. Cynthia Sekyere advised residents to keep their surroundings clean in order to prevent an outbreak of cholera or any other health related case that worsen the situation of the corona virus. The Municipal Education Director, Mr. Jonathan Korsinah advised students staying home to take advantage of the Joy learning channel to better their study while at home.
Story by: Albert Kwabena Osei