Korle Bu suspends non-emergency surgical cases as staff are infected with COVID-19

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Ghana’s premier hospital, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital would not carry out surgeries that are considered non-emergency for the next two weeks.

“This is necessitated by the fact that some staff have been infected with COVID-19,” a statement by Mustapha Salifu, Head of Public Relations of the hospital said on July 6.

The decision was taken by hospital administration, the statement said.

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“This measure is therefore to protect our clients and the rest of the staff who are still at post and providing care to patients.”

It said the suspension will also enable the facility to reorganize for the resumption of regular services.

“Only dire emergencies will be attended to within this period. We therefore request sister health facilities to refer only dire surgical emergencies (Surgery, ENT, Maxillofacial and Obstetrics) to Korle Bu during the suspension period. Other parts of the Hospital are still in full operation.”

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