Matilda Asante Asiedu, Group Head of Retail Banking at Access Bank has cautioned Ghanaians against flouting COVID 19 protocols.
The Former Head of News at Joy Fm gave the advice following her frustration and failure in getting a Covid 19 patient to a health facility with ventilator.
Matilda wrote on facebook “I’ve tried since yesterday, to get a covid patient to a facility with ventilators without luck.
The Group Head of Retail Banking at Access Bank said all attempts to connect with people within her network to secure a facility with ventilator has proven futile.
“I’ve called everyone I know who has capacity to help, still waiting… Don’t take chances! #Protect yourself. #Covid is real! #Heaven help us all! ,” she added.
It is not clear wether the development is an indication that the country has challenges with ventilators for COVID 19 patients.
Her advice also comes after Ghana recorded its highest date rate since the outbreak of Covid 19 in March 2020.
Ghana records highest death since Covid 19 outbreak
Ghana has recorded its highest death toll so far since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, latest figures from the Ghana Health Service (GHS) reveal.
The latest figure from the GHS reveals the country has recorded 19 death as 13 February bringing the country fatalities to 561.
At least 702 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed increasing the active cases in Ghana to 7,866.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 77,748 since March 2020. According to the GHS, 69, 321 have so far recovered and been discharged.
At least 1,179 cases have been confirmed at the Kotoka International Airport since it was reopened to human traffic in September 2020 out of which 981 have recovered.
The latest figure also puts severe l cases at 86 with 29 people in critical condition.
Regional breakdown of cases
Greater Accra Region – 45,191
Ashanti Region – 13,822
Western Region – 4,559
Eastern Region – 3,342
Central Region – 2,697
Volta Region – 1,386
Bono East Region – 966
Northern Region – 862
Bono Region – 833
Upper East Region – 814
Western North Region – 773
Ahafo Region – 625
Upper West Region – 307
Oti Region – 258
Savannah Region – 69
North East Region – 61