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COVID kills 9 doctors, over 544 test positive in the last one year – GMA

COVID-19 in Ghana

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed the lives of nine high-ranking doctors in Ghana thus far.

According to the Ghana Medical Association, nine doctors have died thus far between March and August 2021. In addition, 544 doctors have been infected with COVID-19, making doctors one of the most dangerous professions in the fight against the epidemic.

Consultants, surgeons, and specialists are among the high-ranking clinicians that have died.

According to GMA’s data, 544 doctors were infected over the course of a year.

“We’ve also lost nine doctors, according to the dashboard.” On Thursday, Dr. Titus Beyuo, the GMA’s Deputy General Secretary, revealed on the Sunrise morning show.

COVID has infected 196 health professionals in the Oti Region, accounting for 25.6 percent of all cases in the region.

Dr Osei Kuffour Afreh, the Regional Director of Health in Oti, told Alfred Ocansey that it is concerning because service delivery will be jeopardized in the next two weeks.

“Some employees are unable to take their yearly leave because 196 of our employees are infected with COVID.” We’re pressuring employees to work longer hours, and we’re shifting some employees to other areas when they don’t have to. However, at the moment, 24 employees are actively positive, and we are providing home base care for them.”

Meanwhile, Dr. Titus Beyuo explained that the outbreak of diseases in the Oti Region is caused by a single virus type that is highly transmissible, and the residents in Oti are not wearing facemasks, putting health personnel at risk.

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