The Saint Anthony Hospital in Dzodze in the Ketu North Municipality of the Volta region has been closed down partially by the hospital authorities due to the spread of the covid 19 virus in the area.
According to a press statement released and signed by Mr Raphael Tumawu, the hospital administrator on February 23, the authorities of the hospital deemed it necessary to close down the hospital partially in order to put things in place and strengthen the system effectively to have the virus under control.
The statement further added the hospital in consultation with key stakeholders such as the Diocese Director of Health Service, the Municipal Health Director among others wish to make it known to the general public that, health care activities in the hospital has been put to a halt with immediate effect.
They also explained that the decision is to help mitigate the spread of the virus and its related symptoms.
The affected areas of the hospital include the Out Patient Department (OPD), the maternity wards among others to new clients whilst those already in the facility would be attended to.
The hospital authority has planned to undertake a fumigation exercise within the premises of the hospital since some covid-19 cases have been recorded in the hospital.
The statement assured the general public that the quality performance of the hospital will continue to be its core mandates in fighting covid-19.