It is either Upper East Region doesn’t have a quarantine/isolation center or the Regional minister is negligent!
- So the Upper East Region recorded its first case of COVID-19 on the 3rd April 2020, six days after the sample/specimen was taken for testing in Kumasi.
- The suspected and now COVID-19 patient is a 33-year-old pregnant woman with no travel history out of the country. She, however, travelled to the Western Region for a week and returned to Bolgatanga on 27th April 2020.
- The suspect and now COVID-19 patient reported to health care providers on the 28th of April 2020 and her sample was taken after her symptoms, much that of COVID-19.
- She was not quarantined after her sample was taken for testing in Kumasi.
- After her results came and she tested positive for COVID-19 then they went searching for the lady.
- The regional minister in an interview with A1 Radio (local station) said she has been sent home for isolation because she is doing very well.
Questions that smacks of negligence.
- Why was she not quarantine at the Regional Hospital?
- Why is she not isolated from home for treatment and contact tracing to commence?
- What system has been put in place for contact tracing?
- Are health care providers adequately equipped with PPEs to feel secure to attend to her without fear and panic?
The people of Upper East will not forgive Nana Addo and his Regional minister for this neglect and incompetence thereby leaving their beloved region in arms way for COVID-19 to attack us.
I am a citizen, not a spectator!