As a measure to reduce the spread of COVID-19 among health workers, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Kuma-Aboagye says the Service has intensified training on infections prevention and control for all of its staff.
He made this known during a press briefing by the Information Ministry on Tuesday, May 26. Dr. Kuma-Aboagye had earlier disclosed that the Ghana Health Service has begun evaluating why a lot more health workers are testing positive for COVID-19 in the country.
He noted that although the health workers are categorized as being at high risk, it is possible some may have contracted the disease within their communities, and not the health facilities.
Health workers have consistently complained about inadequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which heightens their risk of infections in their line of duty.
Last week, for instance, the Western Region reportedly had 43 health workers testing positive; while the Eastern and Ashanti Regions have recorded 15 and 30 cases respectively.