Ghana Performs First Two Autopsies On COVID-19 Bodies

Health professional pulling a bed with a corpse (Image: Andrew Kelly/Reuters)

Ghana on Thursday [April 30, 2020] morning conducted autopsies on two Covid-19 bodies to help unravel the mysteries surrounding a virus that has killed thousands worldwide and derailed the global economy.

The move, pathologists say, is to help improve treatment of survivors in Ghana and possibly the world.

In what could potentially change the treatment of coronavirus cases in Ghana and also contribute to international efforts, the Director of Institutional Care Division at the Ghana Health Service Dr Samuel Kaba Akoriyea put together a team of Pathologists from Ghana Health Service and 37 Military Hospital who conducted the one hour 30 minutes autopsy at the Ga East District hospital.

On his part, Dr Kaba said life must be understood backwards but lived forward, therefore, the need to listen to the language of the dead to improve the present and the future.

This, according to him, will certainly help to better understand the disease and associated co-morbidities to help provide the appropriate management.

Dr Kaba also asked for Ghanaians to open up to postmortem as a means to improve the country’s health system and congratulated the families of the deceased for accepting the performance of the autopsy on their kinsmen.

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source: Joy News

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