The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has called on government to as a matter of urgency, scale up COVID-19 testing and enhanced contact tracing since the infection rate is dire and alarming.
The Association said most of the designated facilities for isolation and treatment of COVID-19 cases in the country are currently overstretched.
The GMA, recommended free COVID-19 testing or relatively cheaper testing for the ordinary Ghanaian.
Additionally, it called for health workers to be provided with adequate PPE to help them discharge their duties safely and effectively.
The Association explained that the spike in cases was observed before, during and after the Christmas and New Year festivities.
It attributed this to the disregard for and lack of enforcement of COVID-19 prevention protocols.
Ghana’s active COVID-19 cases which were less than 800 before the Christmas festivities, has shot up to 1,420 as at January 11, 2021.
This has become a source of major concern to many citizens who believe there is a silent second wave of the outbreak which is not receiving as much national attention as it was in 2020.