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13-Mar-2020  
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Dr. Badu Sarkodie, Director of Public Health, Ghana Health Service
 
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Director of Public Health of Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Badu Sarkodie, has advised all health workers in the advent of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) to take precautionary measures.

According to him, it is time for the health workers to increase the surveillance and public education as the country has confirmed six cases of the coronavirus.

Speaking on Okay FM’s 'Ade Akye Abia' Morning Show, Dr. Badu Sarkodie urged all health workers to be in a responsive mood at the various levels in the national, regional, district and even in health facilities in the communities.

“We should increase our training activities and put measures in place. We need protective equipment as the Minister of Health is going to add up to the existing equipment they have provided for our work. But those who are treating suspected cases should be careful so that it does not pose any problem for us as health workers,” he advised.

Touching on the way forward after the confirmed cases of the COVID-19, the Director of Public Health mentioned that they have experts trained to do follow-up, trying to get contacts of the people who were in contact with persons who have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus.

He indicated that the Ghana Health Service as part of their preparedness has trained some health workers to talk to people to fish out information from them in relation to the confirmed cases.

“This is not the time to panic but we must be vigilant and listen carefully to every directive given to us through the media,” Dr. Badu Sarkodie advised the general public.

He, therefore, enforced the directives given by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that Ghanaians, in general, should avoid foreign travels as it brings about exposure to the pandemic.

“It is foreign travels that bring about the exposure to the pandemic coronavirus, and so every foreign travel should be that which are very critical and essential,” he added.

 
 
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