Patients infected with the novel coronavirus are seen at a makeshift hospital converted from an exhibition center in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 5, 2020. The makeshift hospital converted from an exhibition center in China's epidemic-hit Wuhan city began accepting patients Wednesday. The hospital can provide about 1,600 beds to infected patients. (Xinhua/Xiong Qi)

A hospital in Ghana has set up a call center with two dedicated lines as part of efforts to make information about the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) readily available to the public.

The call center, hosted at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, is operated 24-hours by well-trained health personnel.

Health authorities have also activated two dedicated lines for reporting suspected cases as part of measures to reduce the spread of the disease.

According to a statement issued here, a suspected case would be linked to a rapid response team, which would then dispatch a dedicated ambulance to send the individual to a treatment facility.

“This will reduce re-infection by suspected cases travelling from their place of abode to a health facility to seek medical care,” said the statement. Enditem

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