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KATH closes Pediatric Emergency Unit to new admissions

The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) has closed its Pediatric Emergency Unit (PEU) to new admissions, effective immediately.

The decision was taken after a patient referred to the facility from the Tafo Government Hospital who had been on admission tested positive for coronavirus.

This comes after almost all staff at a ward in the facility were made to self-quarantine after a staff tested positive for the disease on April 30, 2020.


In a communique cited by JoyNews, the Head, Department of Child Health said the new case has caused additional 26 staff to go into self-quarantine effective today May 5, 2020.

The Department has decided, following a meeting that the “PEU is closing its doors to all new admissions with immediate effect for one week.

“That all exposed staff should self-quarantine for two weeks from the date of last contact with the positive Covid-19 case.”

All new PEU admission cases will be transferred to other pediatric health services in the Metropolis.

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