A Doctor Gives An Account Of The Experience He Had Treating A COVID-19 Patient

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A medical doctor in the Western Region of Ghana has given an account of the experience he had while trying to stabilize the condition of a COVID-19 patient.

According to him, the patient was admitted to the hospital with Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a serious diabetes complication where the body produces excess blood acids.

The doctor, who is known on Twitter as Kwame Bond, further stated that after they confirmed that the patient was infected with COVID-19, they tried referring him to the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) and the Greater Accra Regional Hospital (Ridge) but they refused to take the patient who is in critical condition.

Kwame revealed that the patient’s respiratory function had been deteriorating at an alarming rate for the last three days. He added that he had to keep him alive with nothing but a non-rebreather.

He also revealed that they have transported the patient to Accra in an ambulance for him to be treated.

After the encouncter he had with treating a COVID-19 patient, Kwame advised Ghanaians to stay at home to save themselves from going through such an experience.

“I have never seen someone’s respiratory function deteriorate that dramatically before in my life, and my advice is if you have nothing to do in town STAY AT HOME,” he wrote.

“This is not because you will overwork the doctors or overwhelm the system but for your own good because when you start struggling to breathe it will feel like you’re drowning and no amount of oxygen will be enough for you. Stay home, stay safe,” he added.

Here’s the account he gave on Twitter:

“So my suspected case of Covid-19 which initially presented to the hospital with DKA has been confirmed as covid patient… We’ve tried referring him to legon and ridge and we’ve been rejected on all accounts…

“…because we hadn’t confirmed yet. The man’s respiratory function had been deteriorating at an alarming rate for the last 3 days and I’ve had to keep him alive with nothing but a non-rebreather. Apparently there are no ventilators in the Western region…

“We finally got confirmation on his status and still Accra refused to take the patient. Patient is currently on his way to Accra in an ambulance, they like or don’t like they must take. He is in critical condition

“I have never seen someone’s respiratory function deteriorate that dramatically before in my life, and my advice is if you have nothing to do in town STAY AT HOME. This is not because you will over work the doctors or overwhelm the system but for your own good…

“…because when you start struggling to breathe it will feel like you’re drowning and no amount of oxygen will be enough for you. Stay home, stay safe.”

kuulpeeps.com have contacted the doctor for more information on the issue but he has not responded as at the time of filing this report.

source: kuulpeeps.com

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