The Ghana Medical Association has made a passionate appeal to Ghanaians to strictly adhere to all COVID-19 protocols to help protect the lives of front line health workers.
According to them, more health workers were being infected by the disease in line of duty and that could be dangerous for the country.
“What we are begging the people of Ghana today, anybody listening or watching us, is that the only way you can protect the health worker, the nurse, the doctor, in your community is by obeying the protocols we have given you.”
The Deputy Secretary of the GMA, Dr. Titus Beyuo made the appeal on TV3’s Midday News today, July 9, 2020
COVID-19 is Real
“This thing is real, people are dying, our own staffs are dying, we are begging the ordinary Ghanaian, please, use your face mask, observe social distancing, talk to the next person who is not doing it to do it, because once we reduce the infections in the communities we will preserve our health workers to continue to take care of other conditions we are carrying”, he emphasized.
He noted that if the public continues to disregard the various preventive protocols very soon there would be no doctors at facilities to attend to them adding that the issue need not be taken lightly.
“Let not belittle this point, as we speak now if you have a fibroid and you need surgery in Korle-Bu you can’t get it. If you have hernia and it is not an emergency you will not get that surgery in Korle-Bu, if you have other surgeries because a lot of the workers are infected and we have stopped doing non-urgent surgeries which can scale up across the country, so please, please, let take this seriously” Dr. Beyuo added.
Health Workers infected with Covid-19
As of today, the Ghana Medical Association has recorded a total of seven hundred and seventy-nine (779) COVID-19 cases among its members with nine (9) deaths.