Coronavirus scare hits National Cardio Centre

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Staff of the National Cardiothoracic Centre at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital are living in fear following the recording of a number of coronavirus cases there.

Their worry stems from the fact that management has defied advise to make room for isolation to take care of patients who known to have contracted the virus which has affected well over 11, 000 in the country.

Credible information has it that two weeks ago, coronavirus infection case was recorded at the dialysis unit of the Centre which led to a fumigation of the place on Sunday, June 7.

This was to have also necessitated the screening of staff to ascertain whether or not some had contracted the virus.

When the report came out, sources say it turned out that 22 staff at the Cardio Centre which is touted a centre of excellence were said to have tested positive, leading to their isolation and subsequent quarantine.

Just this past Monday, June 15, another patient who was on admission there was said to have tested positive and has since been transferred to a treatment centre.

Sometime in April, a patient said to have been referred to the Cardio Centre from the Medical Block of the Korle Bu hospital reportedly died there of the virus.

This is what is putting fear in workers there who think their safety is being put at risk considering the fact that they are exposed.

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