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.