The novel coronavirus pandemic poses a global health threat to human lives affecting every activity in the world.

Globally, there have been 539,026 deaths recorded. Ghana’s current death toll at 129 should be a concern to all, particularly health institutions across the country.’s visit to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital formerly Ridge Hospital was disturbing as there is ONLY one COVID-19 checkpoint.

WHO, Ghana Health Service, Ministry of Health have directed all institutions including health facilities across the country to get a team at all checkpoints to check temperatures of staff and visitors who frequent the place to help combat the coronavirus disease.

Some health institutions with many entrances and exits have adhered to the directives of providing checkpoints at all vintage places but’s checks at Greater Accra Regional Hospital some of the safety protocols was absent.

The Team visited the Hospital through the main entrance [the road leading to Ex J.J Rawlings’ house] and looked forward to see a team at the entrance to check temperatures of individuals walking in and out of the hospital but there was no table, thermometer gun and sanitize close to the security post at the entrance.

At the ultra-modern facility constructed during John Mahama reign, the team observed that there was a team of health experts stationed at that entrance.

Moving on to another entrance or exit point around the car park, the team also observed that visitors and patients were coming to the hospital through that route without being checked for Covid-19.

This negligence by the authorities of Greater Accra Regional Hospital to station a team at just one checkpoint at the hospital put lives at risk.

It is obvious authorities at some health facilities across the country should be blamed for the high records of confirmed cases.

According to report, over 83 health personnel in Greater Accra, Eastern, Central, Western, Ashanti and Upper East regions have contracted the deadly COVID-19.

The infection among Ghanaian healthcare professionals are a fraction of healthcare professional globally contracting the disease, as challenges with personal protective equipment, and momentarily slip in adherence to safety protocols get doctors and nurses, particularly infected.

The danger of not enforcing the strict protocols by providing COVID-19 checkpoints at all entrances at health facilities in Ghana is worrying and this should be a grave concern to the Ghana Health Service and the Ministry of Health.

Ghana’s current confirmed cases stand at 21,968 with 17,156 recoveries/discharge and 129 deaths.

Most people who fall sick with COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without special treatment.

The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales. These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air and quickly fall on floors or surfaces.

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