Matilda Asante Asiedu expresses frustration in securing ventilator for COVID 19 patient, calls for strict adherence to protocols

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.

Airport update

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

Fred Dzakpata

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