11 Nurses in Upper East Region contract coronavirus in 14 days
As of 2020 and the first month of 2021, the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Council (GRNMA) recorded 89 nurses infected with the coronavirus, according to the Upper East Regional GRNMA Chairman, Mr. Lambon Anthony
A total of 11 nurses have contracted coronavirus in the Upper East Region in the first half of February 2021.
This brings the total number of health workers who have contracted the virus to 100 since its outbreak in Ghana in March 2020.
Most of these health workers contracted the virus in the latter half of December 2020 and early 2021.
The affected nurses work at the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital.
They contracted the virus after mistaking a covid-19 patient for malaria.
In an interview with the Upper East Regional Chairman of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Council (GRNMA), Mr. Lambon Anthony, on the Word Community Watch Show, he revealed that his outfit as of 2020 and the first month of 2021 recorded 89 nurses infected with the coronavirus.
He added that 11 new cases have since been recorded in the first half of February 2021.
“The last time I spoke with you, the number was 52 but from December to 6th January 2021, the number has increased to 89 with many treated and discharged.”
“After submitting the 89 to my headquarters, 11 more nurses contracted the virus this February bringing the total number so far to 100.”
Mr. Thomas Lambon also revealed that two nurses who got infected were treated and discharged. They were re-infected with the virus and have since been re-treated and discharged.
“So far two nurses have re-contracted the virus after they got infected, they’re treated and discharged but reconstructed the virus and have so far been treated discharged”
One nurse from the War Memorial Hospital in the Kasena Nankana Municipality has died with the deadly virus.
James Adombire/ Upper East Region