Management of the Savelugu government hospital in the Savelugu municipality of the northern region has announced a two weeks partial closure of the facility due to the alarming rate of coronavirus infections among health workers in the area.
Some 60 health workers in the hospital have reportedly tested positive to COVID-19 after Health Authorities conducted mass testing of the staff recently.
The hospital would, therefore, from Monday, 22 February, 2021, offer only Emergency Health Service to patients in and around the Savelugu enclave.
The Out-Patient Department (OPD) service would be closed to the public and no new client would be entertained at the major referral center.
In a memo sighted by THE CUSTODIAN, the hospital authorities believes the decision is necessary to reduce the staff – clients interaction in the wake of about 60 health workers in the hospital testing positive to COVID-19.
More so, the hospital management indicated this would also pave way for the disinfection of the entire hospital to prevent the chain of transmission of the pandemic disease.
As a result, the general public is, however, entreated to remain calm and cooperate with the Staff and Management as “We strive to provide you with quality healthcare services and ensure your safety.
Residents in the Savelugu municipality have, therefore, been reminded to take serious precautionary measures such as the wearing of nose mask, regular hand washing under running water, social distancing and cough etiquette among others to avoid contracting the virus.