COVID-19: Provide isolation centers in all regions – Mahama
Former President John Mahama has called on the government to set up isolation centres in all the 16 regions of the country to control the spread of coronavirus.
According to the former Ghanaian leader, identified cases must not be transported to Accra for isolation.
In an address to the nation on Facebook on Monday, 16 March 2020, in response to the government’s measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Mr Mahama said: “The virus is not only an Accra or Tema problem. As we have noticed, one of the cases was found in Obuasi.
“Government must, therefore, immediately ensure the provision of Isolation Centres in all regions of the country. An identified case, kilometres from Accra, must not be transported to Accra for isolation and/ or treatment.”
In Mr Mahama’s view, the availability of the regional isolation centres, together with adequate testing kits, and more than enough Personal Protective Equipment will be an encouragement to the medical personnel “currently sacrificing a lot to support the ongoing efforts.”
He noted that the government must also provide adequate assurance to the frontline health workers of their protection. “An insurance package for health workers who may become severely infected in the line of duty, will be a good start,” he added.
Ghana has so far recorded six cases of COVID-19.