24 out of 72 Covid-19 Cases in Mfantseman are Health Workers
The situation in the area has affected the staff strength of the directorate.
Twenty-four health workers in the Mfantseman municipality have contracted the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
All of them are reportedly responding to treatment currently.
The figure (24) for health workers contracting the virulent disease, is out of the 72 recorded cases in the municipality as of June 9, 2020.
This is said to have weakened the strength of frontline staff of the directorate in the fight against the pandemic.
The Mfantseman Municipal Health Directorate has had to re-organise its staff to ensure that the staff left are able to handle the work on hand.
The Deputy Director of Nursing Services at the Saltpond Hospital, Ms Theresa Naana Yankson, who was speaking on behalf of the Municipal Director of Health, Mr Martin Daanko, disclosed this when Pacific Oil Foundation, the social responsibility wing of Pacific Oil, an indigenous oil marketing company, last Wednesday presented personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Mfantseman Health Directorate.
She said the infected workers and their contacts at the hospital, some of whom were also health staff, had been quarantined, and that had had a further toll on the staff strength.