The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has in a statement bemoaned the insufficient Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for frontline workers as the battle against the novel Coronavirus continues.
“Health professionals continue to face huge challenges accessing the appropriate PPE for their work. This has contributed significantly to large numbers of health professionals getting infected in the line of duty. The GMA calls on the government to as a matter of priority and urgency, provide the needed PPE’s (both in quality and quantity) at all times to address the recurrent inadequacy of PPE at health facilities. Any supply chain challenges should also be addressed with immediate effect,” the statement read.
The association also called for more testing kits.
“The Ministry of Health/Ghana Health Service should address the recurring issues of shortages of test kits. The government’s promise to re-engineer the then Gen- Xpcert machines dotted around the country to do COVID-19 testing is yet to materialize, months later same was communicated to the people of Ghana”.
Ghana’s Covid-19 count as announced by the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye announced on Tuesday stood at 17,741.
The total number of recoveries and deaths stand at 13,268 and 112 respectively.