Battor Catholic Hospital accident and emergency unit temporarily closed after a patient tests positive for Covid-19

The Management of the Battor Roman Catholic Hospital in the North Tongu District capital of the Volta Region has temporarily closed the hospital’s accident and emergency unit after a patient who was on admission tested positive for the novel Coronavirus.

According to the hospital management, the decision to temporarily close the unit has become very necessary after a patient tested positive at the accident and
emergency unit on the 12 of July, 2020.

In a letter signed by Dr. Bernard Hayford Atuguba the Medical Superintendent to the Volta Regional Director, the patient, is a known Diabetic and Hypertensive, was triaged negative for COviD-19 on the day of presentation, but she started having symptoms of COVID-19 few days into admission.

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The letter further stated that, the patient has since been moved to the hospital’s Infections Disease and Isolation Centre for further management as per COvD-19 protocols and twenty-two (22) health
staff who came into contact with her have been asked to self-quarantine for
fourteen (14) days.

Also, three (3) patients who were in the same ward with the confirmed COVID-19
case have been moved to a private ward for quarantine and further management.

Read below the full letter. 

Statement on the temporary Closure of E W

New Doc 2020-07-13 14.06.44

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