Nyaho Clinic Discharges non-COVID patients to other hospitals

The rising cases of COVID-19 in Ghana have forced Nyaho Medical Centre to transfer all non-COVID patients at its wards to other hospitals to create more space for admission of persons infected with the virus.
The move forms part of some key decisions being taken by the hospital to tackle associated challenges with congestion at its facility, due to the rising cases of COVID-19 infections in Ghana.
Nyaho Clinic’s move reflects growing concerns that hospitals in Ghana are beginning to fill up with increasing incidence of COVID-19 infections.
“All non-COVID patients will be referred to other hospitals starting today [January 19, 2021] given that all other hospitals have the capacity for non-COVID patients,” the Centre said in an internal memo seen by Whatsup News.
It said the hospital’s consulting rooms will also be used as “overflow rooms only when there are no COVID beds available.”
“However, if in use, it will have the basic set up of a hospital room with a hospital bed, monitor, drip stands, etc,” it added.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his 22nd update on the government’s Coronavirus response said all treatment centres were running at full capacity, resulting in shortages of bed.
Ghana’s COVID-19 caseload of active infections has jumped up by almost 1,000 in the past week, with records of 200 new infections every day.


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