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COVID-19: Nurses, doctors at KATH ICU asked to self-quarantine due to exposure

by:brightwebtv.com/nana asare barimah

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 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 risk asses put most of them at high risk exposure and have to self-quarantine for 14 days. In view of that an urgent management meeting was held and the duty roster of the remaining staff has been modified,” the memo added.

The memo says the following arrangements have been made:

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

II. 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.

Source:myjoyonline.com 

 

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