13 doctors test positive for COVID-19 in Ghana

Source: Xinhua| 2020-04-28 19:32:18|Editor: huaxia

ACCRA, April 28 (Xinhua) -- At least 13 doctors have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ghana, an official of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has said.

The Ashanti regional chairman of the GMA, Paa Kwesi Baidoo, who disclosed this to the media, blamed the development on the poor distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to health facilities across the country in the fight against COVID-19.

"The virus affects virtually everybody, with no respect for the rich, poor, educated, or non-educated, including our health care professionals; nurses, pharmacists, and administrators," he told the media.

Although there are other risks of exposure, he said medical professionals faced an all-time high challenge of inadequate PPE due to an improper mode of distribution, which he said endangered the lives of health care workers.

As of Tuesday, the Ashanti region has 69 cases, the second-highest number of people infected in a region by COVID-19 in the country. Enditem