Accra, Ghana – The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has revealed that about 150 Medical Doctors in the country have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
Speaking on the issue, Dr. Titus Beyuo, the Deputy General Secretary of the GMA said that some of the affected doctors had recovered whiles others have succumbed to the virus.
When speaking to Accra based radio station, JOY 99.7FM, Dr. Beyuo said that the situation was getting alarming and that the association was getting concerned.
“The trend is very troubling to us [GMA] because this utterly means that we have been hit as a body. But the good news is currently, we don’t have any doctor in the ICU those who have tested positive and are responding well to treatment,” he said.
Just this past Thursday, Ghana lost one of its top medical specialist in the person of Dr. Richard Kisser to the corona virus.
In June, the country also lost another top Doctor who used to head the SDA Hospital in Kumasito COVID, Dr. Harry Owusu Boateng.
And much earlier in April, Professor Jacob Plange-Rhule, who was the Rector of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, passed on at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC), as a result of complication after contracting the corona virus.
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