More recovered Covid-19 patients to be discharged soon Dr Nsiah-Asare hints

Presidential Advisor on Health, Dr Nsiah-Asare

The former Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the Presidential Advisor on Health, Dr Nsiah-Asare, has disclosed that more Covid-19 patients have been treated and will soon be discharged.

Though unable to give the actual number of recovered patients, he explained that majority of patients at the various isolation centres have tested negative after treatment and are waiting for the second results of their tests.

In a media interview, he noted that the government will not be overwhelmed by the rising numbers of persons infected with the virus because adequate measures have been put in place to handle such cases.

He said while the government is working to ensure that the coronavirus fight is won conclusively, it is expected of all to constantly observe the safety protocols put in place because some may not be lucky to survive if they are infected with the virus.

He added that the government appreciates the efforts of all institutions that are helping in the fight against Covid-19, and further urged them to also endeavour to assist the government in whatever way necessary to ensure the safety protocols are observed.

Police Service

Meanwhile, Police personnel at the frontline of Ghana’s Covid-19 fight can be assured of adequate measures to safeguard them, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), James Oppong-Boanuh, has disclosed.

This follows an order by the IGP for over 8,000 police officers to self-isolate while their samples are tested.

This was after they took part in enforcing the partial lockdown imposed earlier by the government to curb the spread of the disease in the country.

The Inspector-General of Police made these statements on Wednesday at the launch of Police-Zoomlion nationwide disinfection in Accra.

He said a Police Covid-19 Management Team has been instituted to assuage the plights of these frontline police personnel.

Subsequently, there have been reports that a police officer at Adentan in Accra has tested positive for Covid-19, after arresting suspects who defied the lockdown directive.

“To the personnel of the Ghana Police Service, who have devoted your lives to enforce the restrictions, the police administration thank you very much for your devotion. I want to assure you, on behalf of the police management board, that appropriate measures have been put in place to support and prevent you from getting infected and to treat any of you who may get infected,” he said.

“A Covid-9 technical team has been constituted at the headquarters that’s dealing with all matters relating to the pandemic and will ensure that you get maximum support,” he assured.


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