The Ghana Medical Association is calling for a change of strategy in the country’s fight against COVID-19.
The call comes on the back of Ghana’s confirmed cases which is now 2,719 and set to reach 3k soon.
18 people have died so far with 294 people have fully recovered and discharged.
Deputy General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association, Dr Titus Beyuo calls for a new appraoch in testing and says pressing cases must be priotised.
“We have summed up community routine samples, contact tracing samples, with hospital base samples and it takes 12 days for you to get the results of health workers when a department is closed down and I think that must change as soon as possible, all health workers samples that results are needed to make critical decisions must be prioritised same as patients who are ill”.
Ghana’s COVID-19 cases have now reached 2,719 according to the latest update released by the Ghana Health Service on May 4,2020.
The total number of deaths is still 18 but recoveries have shot up to 294.