Dr. Emmanuel Odame

The Director, Policy Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Emmanuel Odame, says the COVID-19 cases recorded are being managed by case management team to ensure that patients are fully recovered.

Dr. Odame added that every health facility nationwide is able to manage the COVID-19 cases.

Dr. Odame who was speaking on GBC’s Current Affairs Programme, ‘Focus’, which discussed the Coronavirus pandemic noted that there are about 32 ventilators at the Korle-Bu and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospitals with 45 across the country.

Dr. Emmanuel Odame also said that with the contact tracing, about 519 persons have been identified.

He said intensive education is ongoing by the Ministry of Information to ensure that almost everybody is involved to prevent further spread.

A former Vice Chancellor of the University of Health and Allied Sciences, UHAS, Professor Fred Binka, said Ghana is doing well in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.

He however stated that a simulation exercise should have been conducted prior to the confirmed cases to sensitise people on what measures to take immediately on arrival into the country.

Prof Binka suggested that persons who went to Sierra Leone to help fight Ebola during the outbreak should be called in to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

Prof Binka asked government to consider other methods of testing such as conducting two tests to achieve rapid way of finding persons infected with the virus.

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