The Ghana Health Service has debunked rumors that the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds in the country are all full. Despite the recent increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country, he said there are still enough beds to control the situation.
Dr. Patrick Kumah Aboakye, who is the Director General of the Ghana Health Service announced that, there are enough measures put in place by the country to suppress any potential hike in Covid cases. He said this in a response to the reports hovering across the country that there are no available ICU beds at the COVID-19 treatment centres.
“Our ICUs are not full. For example, Ridge Hospital has 16 ICUs beds but as we speak, they only have three occupants. Ghana East has about 19 cases currently on admission with six on ICU. There is a plan to upgrade further with support from the COVID-19 Fund the ICU capacity at the Ridge Hospital. As I said, the critical cases have increased, but we are not overwhelmed yet.”
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