A respiratory therapist at the Albert Einstein Higher education of Medicine says Ghana requires to invest in receiving a lot more ventilators to tackle the growing concern of the coronavirus.
Jibril Yahaya Luwaa talking on Joy News’ Newsfile Saturday, mentioned the number of ventilators in the state would not be enough to cater to people with important disorders in the case of a surge in the pandemic in the place.
He mentioned, “For a state like Ghana we want at minimum about a 1000 ventilators. I know it’s an expensive piece of equipment, at least just one costs involving $20-25,000.
“That’s the ordinary cost. I know it is expensive, but it is a
life guidance machine that we require at this crucial minute. Consequently federal government
requirements to make far more energy to acquire these ventilators.”
Meanwhile, the Director-Standard of the Ghana Health and fitness Company, Dr Patrick Aboagye claims Ghana is procuring new ventilators to ramp up well being care companies as a looming surge in the Covid-19 is anticipated.
At the second, Ghana’s general public health sector has about 67 prepared ventilators and in accordance to the Director, with ventilators from the private sector, it will total to about a hundred.
He mentioned that more are on their way into the place,
and 20 have currently been been given in the state.
“We have been planning and we have been procuring
ventilators. What we are also attempting to stay away from in the preliminary period is to restrict
the range of people who will get into that phase.
“We have improved our ventilators rely we have been bringing
about a hundred much more. I think about 20 has presently arrived.
“We’ve taken inventory of all our ventilators across the place
and we’re bringing in far more,” he mentioned.
Some components of Ghana are expected to go on a partial lockdown starting up on Monday at 1:00 pm in an effort to include and regulate the distribute of the coronavirus.