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Coronavirus: We have no where to admit new patients – El Wak treatment center officials cry out

Officials at the El Wak COVID-19 isolation and treatment centre have revealed the facility has reached its limit.

The 26-bed-capacity hospital was setup after the number of COVID-19 cases started increasing.

Officials at the facility say they have now began turning some other offices into wards in order to cater for the demand.

Major Mathias Yele Deputy Camp Commandant said they are overwhelmed.

“Unfortunately within the period, we have had some patients coming in so currently our patient number is 33 now this figure shows that we have gone beyond the capacity we are to take ordinarily. This facility is a 26-bed capacity but we have to come up with innovative ways to still admit the patients coming in so in view of this we have converted some of the facilities that initially was not supposed to be wards into holding centres. Now we are overwhelmed…”

The 37 military hospital has also complained of an overstretch of its staff. The hospital said some of their staff have been deployed to two treatment centres which has left a gap in healthcare delivery at the hospital.

Commander of the Hospital Brigadier General Nii Adjah Obodai said they are being overstretched.

“Now if I say that we have been tasked to open treatment centres that takes out staff like I said those ones there at El-Wak we have to send staff from there to go work there and the vacancies they have left here are still open and we are still supposed to operate so person wise we are getting stretched now the second centre at Takoradi and we not employing so we are stretching staff to manage these places.”

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