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Accra Psychiatric Healthcare facility staff members tests good for Covid-19 immediately after coming into contact with impacted client

A employees of the Accra Psychiatric Medical center has examined constructive for Covid-19 right after coming into call with an influenced patient.

The discovery was built when some 110 folks from the clinic were isolated and examined for the virus right after they experienced occur into call with a female patient.

Director of Psychological Health Authority, Dr Akwasi Osei, explained following speak to tracing and all assessments were being carried out, only one particular person was documented to have contracted the virus.

“After speak to tracing, we realised that 107 men and women together with medical practitioners, nurses, other sufferers, and then employees had appear into contact with the influenced individual. And out of that, only 1 particular person tested constructive,” he informed JoyNews, Monday.

The personnel whose identity was not disclosed is between the 110 folks who were being isolated and analyzed adhering to reports of the very first case recorded at the centre, two weeks back.

Dr Akwasi Osei extra that the isolated folks provided 11 persons who shared the similar ward with the initial verified circumstance and right after examination success were being produced, all folks analyzed unfavorable apart from the nurse.

He, however, disclosed that the clinic is executing its ideal to prevent much more situations as some measures have been put in position to prevent the facility from recording additional circumstances.

“We have the Veronica bucket handwashing facility, sanitizer and the thermometer gun. There is also the ‘no mask no entry’ plan so if you come devoid of a mask you will then have a mask obtainable for you to order normally you do not enter.”

He additional reported that clients have also been educated on the pandemic all as component of measures to suppress the unfold of the virus at the centre.

“Sometimes men and women think that if you are a client at the ward you have dropped 100 percent of your senses and that is not true. They have a television so they enjoy information and they know what is heading on just about every day.

“Every early morning nurses have excellent treatment with them where they explain to them of what is occurring and they educate them on the Covid, the handwashing mechanisms and what they ought to all do,” he extra.

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