The Ridge Medical center in Accra has shut down its unexpected emergency unit for disinfection adhering to what the hospital describes as “an incident where by a 75-calendar year-aged affected individual died of Covid-19.”
The unexpected emergency device will, as a result, continue to be closed until finally Monday, March 30.
Nana Osei Boansi Kuffuor who died at the hospital on Friday of Covid-19 has been discovered as the father of musician, Bice Osei Kufuor, commonly acknowledged as Obour.
According to sources at the clinic, the musician despatched the deceased to the crisis unit in essential ailment but failed to disclose his father’s modern journey heritage to the health professionals there.
It was only immediately after the deceased experienced been admitted that tests ended up executed which proved that he experienced coronavirus.
Nana Osei Boansi Kuffuor fell ill shortly soon after returning from the United Kingdom but since Obour unsuccessful to disclose this to the medical practitioners and nurses, there was no suspicion that he may well have contracted the coronavirus.
This usually means that no safety measures were taken to stay away from infecting hospital workers of the fatal virus.
And currently being a music star, a good deal of people in the device at the time, interacted with Obour and his father.
This experienced led to fears that the device may be contaminated and some staff members may possibly also have been exposed to the novel coronavirus.
Obour, even so, strenuously denies this.
In a assertion Saturday, he insisted that paramedics who transported his father to the healthcare facility in an ambulance had been knowledgeable just before they went to select him up from his house.
He mentioned the deceased had been tested for coronavirus and that the spouse and children were awaiting the effects.
Meanwhile, as a end result of the incident at the very least 20 clinic workers have been positioned in necessary quarantine.