The Ghana Health Service (GHS) says it has set-up regional isolation centers in all regional hospitals.
The Deputy Director of the Disease Control and Prevention Department of the GHS, Dr. Kyei Fareed told Citi News, all 10 regions have identified regional isolation centers.
This announcement was in response to the 48-hour ultimatum issued by the junior doctors at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital to the hospital management.
The junior doctors are demanding a clear strategy from the hospital management on how it would handle an outbreak of the Ebola disease.
But Dr. Fareed maintains the health service has rolled out a working plan saying, “we are at the forefront and we are doing what we can, based on our knowledge and expertise to protect Ghanaians.”
He indicated that his outfit is not “sitting on the fence and asking people to do ABC and saying that if ABC is not done, then I’m not going to do something.”
Dr. Fareed admonished the junior doctors be abreast with the preparations being made before issuing out ultimatums.
In a sharp rebuttal, the spokesperson of the Junior Doctors Association, Dr Frank Agyekum is insisting there is no clear- cut strategy in place to deal an outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
According to him, there is the need for “a workable plan to manage the patients.”
The Ministry of Health and the GHS are working around the clock to prevent a possible outbreak of the Ebola disease in Ghana.
The Education Ministry has also directed all tertiary institutions to postpone their re-opening date while the screening of travelers at all entry points into the country has been intensified.
Currently, about 1,000 persons have died from the deadly disease but frantic efforts are being made to contain the disease in the four affected countries; Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
By: Efua Idan Osam/citifmonline.com/Ghana