97 healthcare providers in the Ashanti Region have so far tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
This information was announced at press conference by the Deputy Ashanti Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Ofori Yeboah.
According to him, 14 of them have so far recovered.
He added that one doctor who also tested positive however succumbed to the virus.
“14 have recovered and we are still keeping an eye on the 82 left. They are being cared for in their respective homes. In all the major areas, we have health workers contracting the disease,” he added.
The Ashanti Regional Health Director of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Emmanuel Tenkorang at a news conference on June 17, 2020 revealed the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and Kumasi South Hospital have both run out of beds for COVID-19 patients.
“Almost all the treatment centres are now full, Komfo Anokye has 18 beds but currently all are occupied, Kumasi South Hospital has 20 beds with the same situation. So we have a total of 38 beds but all are full, so what we have to do is expand the number of beds for the treatment centres” – he told the press
He said they are putting plans together to acquire more beds to enable them to treat the numerous people who contract the deadly virus.
“We are going to expand Kumasi South from 20 to 41 beds as at now we have been given another ward, work is ongoing. We have so far taken delivery of some 7 beds to add to what we have at Kumasi South. One other doctor wants to give us his facility, when that is done we are hoping to add another 100 beds”