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Coronavirus: UGMC is full, beds are limited – NAPO

The Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has said the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) is full due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases being transferred to the facility.

The Minister, who is also known as NAPO was detained at UGMC on June 24, 2020, after he reported himself to the facility when he felt unwell.

He disclosed on Peace FM’s morning show ‘Kokrokoo’ that he subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 while on admission.

“It was only God that helped me while I was on admission. I was on admission for about four days when the results [from some of the tests conducted] came that I was positive. I was subsequently discharged after being on admission for almost two weeks.”

“We [Ghana] are at a critical point now. UGMC and Korle Bu are currently full. How many beds are available there? I never visited the ICU but others went to ICU and never returned. We should therefore not be indifferent about the situation because it has not affected any of our relatives,” he added.

Majority of my employees tested positive for Coronavirus

The Minister disclosed that all his relatives and employees were also tested for Coronavirus.

He said the majority of tests conducted on his employees turned positive.

It emerged on Tuesday, July 8, 2020, that the Minister had been discharged from UGMC with a “positive rapid antibody test”, according to a statement signed by the Press Secretary to the Minister, Rodney Nkrumah-Boateng.

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