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GMA Warns Ghanaians To Tread Cautiously As More Doctors Contract Coronavirus

Caleb Ahinakwah

July. 07, 2020

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) is appealing to Ghanaians to demonstrate a high sense of responsiveness in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
They should avoid the flagrant breaches of the protocols to minimize the rate of infection and attendance consequences on the society, especially the country’s healthcare system.
“What we are witnessing currently is that more practising medical doctors and health workers are getting infected,” Dr Paa Kwesi Baidoo, Ashanti Regional President of the GMA, lamented in an interaction with the media in Kumasi.
Scooper gathered that of the 150 Ghanaian doctors testing positive for COVID-19 in the last three months, 54 of them were based in the Ashanti Region, representing about one-third of the total cases.
“What would become of patients in our hospitals if those expected to take care of them are absent?” Dr Baidoo quizzed, and asked the citizenry to face the realities of the current situation.
Dr Baidoo cautioned that as more health professionals got infected, the trend could eventually upset the healthcare delivery system.
The GMA, he said, was not happy with the reckless manner in which the ongoing voter registration exercise by the Electoral Commission had failed to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 safety protocols.
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