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KATH Intensive Care Unit to operate at half capacity

The Intensive Care Unit of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital is to operate at half capacity for the next 14 days.

This is because most of its intensive care unit doctors and nurses have been exposed to a trauma patient who has tested positive for Covid-19.

A memo dated June 12, 2020, intercepted by Luv News said “most of our Intensive Care Unit, ICU, doctors and nurses got exposed to Polytrauma patient on admission in the ICU, who tested positive for Covid-19.

The memo says the following arrangements have been made:

The remaining doctors will do cover for emergencies and obstetric cases only at NAKSA Theatre and also

The ICU will not run at full capacity for the next 14 days.

The Memo was signed by the Head of Directorate of the Anaesthesia and Intensive Care-Kath.

In another development, The Ministry of Health has been given clearance to employ 8,076 nurse assistants who completed in 2017 in both clinical and preventives.

Their employment, according to a letter dated June 9, 2020, from the Ministry of Finance and signed by the Deputy Minister, Abena Osei-Asare, is to take effect not earlier than November 1, 2020.


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