Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is operating at half capacity as majority of its doctors and nurses were exposed to a COVID-19 case. A memo dated Friday, June 12, from the Head of Directorate to the Medical Director of the KATH said the health workers have thus been asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.
The ICU would not run at full capacity for the next 14 days due to the reduced number of staff, the memo said.
“Most of our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Doctors and Nurses got exposed to Polytrauma patient on admission in the ICU who tested positive for COVID-19. The risk assess puts most of them at high-risk exposure and have self-quarantined for 14 days,” the memo said.
KATH in the memo said in view of that, an urgent management meeting was held and the duty has been modified such that:
1. The remaining Doctors will do cover for emergencies and obstetric cases only at NAKSA Theatre
2. The ICU will not run at full capacity for 14 days
Ghana’s COVID-19 cases as at Tuesday, June 16, stood at 11,964 with 4,258 recoveries and 54 deaths.