COVID-19: 32 nurses & midwives test positive
Thirty-two (32) Ghanaian nurses and midwives have tested positive to the coronavirus.
This was disclosed by the Ghana Registered Nurses’ and Midwife’ Association (GRNMA).
The Association revealed the nurses and midwives contracted the virus while attending to patients in their respective health facilities.
The President of the GRNMA, Mrs Perpetual Ofori–Ampofo, told Accra based Citi Fm that said several of the nurses and midwives are already under quarantine across the country.
“As at Tuesday, we had 32 confirmed cases from our nurses and midwives, and we had over 250 nurses and midwives also under quarantine. That shows that indeed we are at high risk and at this moment, any patient or person who walks into the health facility is a suspected case of COVID-19 because indeed you cannot tell who has it and who doesn’t have,” she said.
To the nurses and midwives she said: “We are supposed to abide by the wearing of the face mask and the social distancing which is very, very important and washing of hands, sanitising of hands…all those things are very important guidelines…”
“We also plead with Ghanaians not to stigmatise those who have gone through treatment and are now free off the virus. Family members and communities must accept them wholeheartedly in a sense that they themselves as community members and family members are also at risk of contracting it and we must treat people fairly the way we want ourselves to be treated,” she added.