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GMA hints of shortage of ICU beds amid Covid-19 surge

 

 

 

 

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) is warning that Intensive Care Units (ICU) in Accra’s major hospitals are being overstretched as the country deals with a surge in Covid-19 cases.

Speaking on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show on Monday, the General Secretary of GMA, Dr Justice Yankson, stated that hospitals in Ghana are not equipped enough to handle the fast-rising cases as the country is nearing a possible third wave.

He said: “If you look at what is happening, our general numbers are also going up, and there are hotspots all over the place, not just in Accra, Ashanti Region and other regions as well. So clearly, this could be the beginning of potentially another third wave.

“Our ability to handle severe critical cases in terms of ICU spaces, generally as a country we don’t have enough space for that category of persons. That is not to say we don’t have any capacity at all.

 

 

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