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20.01.2021 Health

Four of our members have succumbed to COVID-19 in 2021 – Nurses and Midwives Association

Four of our members have succumbed to COVID-19 in 2021 – Nurses and Midwives Association
LISTEN JAN 20, 2021

The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association says four of its members have succumbed to COVID-19 this year.

The Association said other members are also battling for their lives at various facilities across the country.

The President of the Association, Perpetual Ofori Ampofo said the failure to adhere to safety protocols at the various health facilities has resulted in many health practitioners contracting the virus.

She asked the government to provide more Personal Protective Equipment to save frontline health workers.

“The death toll has increased to four with the recent one occurring in the Kasenna Nankana District where a number of the nurses have been infected. It is a great worry. Even from December 2020, we saw a rise in the cases among nurses and midwives. It is important to follow COVID-19 protocols.”

“The reinstitution of the protocols at the facility is very important and will go a long way to protect health workers. PPEs are very important. We need it. Managers have to see to it that they do stock up these items, so we can have enough to use.”

Ghana currently has 2,174 active COVID-19 cases.

---citinewsroom

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