Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye has said asymptomatic Covid-19 patients will be discharged 14-days after the initial positive test.
He said while symptomatic patients “will do 14 days after testing positive and if you are without symptoms, you are discharged after three days without symptoms.”
The ministry announced new guidelines for discharging Covid-19 patients on Thursday June 18 at a press briefing.
The guidelines are in sync with the recently-revised ones of the World Health Organization, comes into immediate effect.
According to Dr Kuma-Aboagye, once the patients “don’t pose any threat, you may now do your negative test at home and then come for a review.”
With the guidelines, he said: “Quite a significant number of people who still remain on our books because their lab results are not in, will now be discharged unless they have conditions.”
“We hope that will also allow us more time to focus on the new cases and be able to give more attention to those who are newly positive and then also create space in our facilities to take care of new cases,” Dr Kuma-Aboagye said.