Government says it is in the process of supplying private hospitals across the country that are also managing covid-19 cases with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Some Private facilities across the country have expressed concern over what they call government neglect in the distribution of PPE in the fight against the coronavirus.
“The distribution is for everybody who is at the forefront of the fight. The distribution will be for all health workers who are at the front.”
“Some of the cases that we saw; the positive cases at the initial strategies and even now go through the private hospitals before they are sent to the treatment centres.”
Globally the deficit of PPE amid the novel coronavirus pandemic has been a major point of concern and Ghana has not been an exception.
The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has reiterated its concerns over the distribution of PPE to health facilities after the confirmation that 13 members of the group who are medical doctors tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The government says it has enabled significant domestic production and supply of protective equipment to health workers.
President Nana Akufo-Addo recently noted that 905,031 nose masks, 31,630 medical scrubs, 31,472 gowns, 46,870 headcovers, and 83,500 N-95 face masks have been available.