The Presidential Advisor on Health, Dr Anthony Nsiah Asare has revealed that the 307 ambulances recently procured to help augment operations of the National Ambulance Service (NAS) are equipped with mobile ventilators.
He said the country already had 100 ventilators in the health system before the ambulances arrived in January.
Responding to a query from Kwesi Pratt Jnr on Accra-based Peace FM on Tuesday, Dr Asare said there were over 400 ventilators in Ghana’s health system.
Dr. Asare said the country had also acquired 50 additional ventilators following the outbreak of the Coronavirus in the country. He also disclosed that a total of 2547 have been tested for Coronavirus in Ghana with 152 persons testing positive for the illness.
According to the World Health Organization, one in six COVID-19 patients becomes seriously ill and can develop breathing difficulties.
The breathing difficulties are managed with ventilators – the mechanical breathing devices which are crucial in the fight to save patients whose lungs are assailed by the coronavirus.
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