Some 181 nurses and midwives have been confirmed to have contracted Covid-19.
This is according to the Public Relations Officer of the Registered Nurses and Midwives Association, Joseph Akrampah.
Addressing the issue in an interview on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem morning show on Monday, Mr Akrampah gave reasons for the infection of the 181 nurses and midwives.
He noted that the infections were due to the increasing number of asymptomatic persons visiting and having interaction with nurses and midwives at the hospitals, clinics and Community-Based Health Planning and Services across the country.
Asymptomatic persons can’t just be taken to the doctors for treatment and so what we do is to take their blood samples for Covid-19 testing, and while they await the test results they are taken to the wards and treated as persons with normal health complications and it is through that which most of our nurses and midwives have contracted the disease, he said.
Out of the total 181 confirmed to have contracted the novel coronavirus, 163 are nurses with the remaining 18 being midwives. A nurse is confirmed to have died from the disease.
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