The management of the Korle Bu teaching Hospital has beefed up COVID-19 safety protocols following a spike in the number of recorded positive cases last week.
This comes after the facility recorded an increase in COVID-19 cases from three to 45 within twelve days among staff and patients.
A memo sighted by Asaase News said, “Surveillance data from the Public Health Unit of the Hospital indicate that from the week ending 11 September 2022 to the week ending 23 September 2022, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen from three to 45.”
“In response to this alarming trend of sample positivity rate among staff and patients in the Hospital , a mop up exercise for COVID-19 vaccination is being conducted by the public health unit from 22 to 25 September in all units,” the memo said.
In June this year, at least 35 staff of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital were infected with COVID-19.
Sources at the hospital said over 70% of the new infections were acquired within the hospital with 30% of the infections coming from outside the health facility.
The hospital has since advised workers to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 protocols to help contain the upsurge in cases.
“As healthcare workers, learn to live safely with coronavirus (COVID-19), it is our responsibility to reduce the risk of catching COVID-19 and passing it on to another healthcare worker or family members,” a notice to hospital staff said.
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