Ashanti region runs out of bed for COVID-19 patients


The two main Covid-19 treatment centers in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi, have runout of beds following a spike in the region’s case count.

Thirty-eight beds at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) and the Kumasi South Hospital are full to capacity, raising concerns about a crisis situation in the treatment of patients.

The region’s Covid-19 caseload currently stands at 2,403 with 38 deaths and more than 700 recoveries.

Addressing the media in Kumasi Wednesday, Ashanti Regional Director of Health, Dr Emmanuel Tenkorang said the directorate is exploring other avenues including private health facilities to resolve the crisis.

“Almost all the treatment centers are now full. Komfo Anokye has 18 beds and they’re now full. Kumasi South Hospital has 20 beds and so as at now we have a total of 38 beds and all they are now full,” said Dr Tenkorang said.

The Ashanti Regional Directorate has also begun a search at existing private and public health posts to support the existing centers. 

“We have decided to expand Kumasi South from existing 20 beds to 41 beds. We’ve been given another ward, work is rapidly ongoing to make sure that we expand it. We’ve also secured 7 beds at the Suntreso Government Hospital to support our treatment facilities,” the Health Director stressed.

Health officials in the Ashanti Region are worried over the disregard for the COVID-19 safety protocols by residents.

Ashanti Regional Director of Health, Dr Emmanuel Tenkorang, warns there could be an increase in Covid-19 related deaths if the public continues to flout the protocols.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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