The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) has outlined some additional measures to check the spread of the novel coronavirus.
In a press release signed by its Chief Executive, Dr Oheneba Owusu-Danso, the hospital indicated that it was suspending all elective surgeries except caesarean sections.
“All outpatient clinics have been closed down until further notice, all clinical meetings and seminars have been suspended and all clinical rotations and attachments by all categories of students have been suspended,” the hospital said in a statement.
However, the Accident and Emergency Centre, Family Medicine Directorate (polyclinic) and the Paediatric Emergency Unit shall continue to offer emergency services.
The Labour Wards and Mother & Baby Unit (MBU) shall also continue to offer normal services.
Management of the hospital also cautioned the general public to desist from using the hospital as a thoroughfare as measures are being put in place to protect the general public from the virus.
“Management wishes to remind members of the general public about the earlier directive on the limitation of visitors to the hospital,” the statement read.
Management of the hospital went on to assure all stakeholders that the situation is constantly under evaluation, and any modifications will subsequently be communicated.
“It is our wish that we all support the system in this period of the outbreak of COVID-l9 to ensure the safety of all,” the statement added.
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