The Ketu South Municipality in the Volta Area has been discovered as an rising hotspot for the unfold of the coronavirus in the area.
This is since the municipality has so far recorded 11 out of the 16 confirmed coronavirus instances in the location.
6 out of the 11 cases ended up imported, while the relaxation 5 were detected all through a regimen contact tracing physical exercise.
In a telephone job interview, the Deputy Volta Regional Director of Wellness Expert services in cost of General public Health, Dr Senanu Dzokoto, indicated that schooling, surveillance and speak to tracing would be improved in the municipality.
He added that there would be mass screening and testing of officers of the several border safety companies, port wellbeing staffs, commercial drivers and riders to make certain early identification of contaminated individuals for greater administration of the pandemic.
”When we do all these, we are ready to track down the contaminated folks early and isolate early to avert more distribute [of the virus]”, he said.
He even more indicated that this technique would support avoid possible careers of the virus from going through critical illustration of the disease, in particular the aged and folks who have underlining health concerns.
Absence of PPEs for frontline workers
Dr Dzokoto debunked promises that there is a lack of own protective products (PPE) for frontline staff in the location including, ”expectations of some overall health staff are not in line with what they basically need.”
”Because of the nervousness, fear and apprehension from some of the [health] personnel, when you have them work in spots where by they have to put on a facial area mask, some expectations are that they should don a gown, deal with mask, glove, cap, deal with shield and co,” he stated.
He said the regional health and fitness directorate has taken delivery of more than enough PPEs to be dispersed to the 515 health amenities in the Volta Area.
“Our outlets are even finding far too total, we do not have place to pack the PPEs, we are hoping they [health facilities] will arrive for them by the weekend,” he claimed.
Dr Dzokoto, on the other hand, appealed for a consensus approach toward the battle against the coronavirus devoid of partisan politics to deal with the pandemic head-on.