The infectious COVID-19 continues to claim lives of individuals across the globe. Medical practitioners such as doctors and nurses are no exception. The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has confirmed that, since the onset of the disease in the country, seven doctors have died.
Speaking in an interview with Francis Abban on Morning Starr, Dr. Frank Ankobea, President of the GMA confirmed that, five doctors passed last year, and two this year, making a total of seven deaths so far.
“The number of doctors who are getting infected is increasing. We have lost 7 of them ( 2 this year and 5 last year),” he said.
“We are monitoring things and if there’s the need to recommend extra restrictions to the President, trust the GMA to do that. We should embrace what the President has said as Ghanaians. We should take individual responsibility for ourselves and follow the basic rules and I’m sure we’ll be fine to go,” Dr. Ankobea further stated.
Due to the sharp spike in cases, the President has placed a ban on social gatherings. This, along with the strict adherence to safety protocols will hopefully help to curb the spread of the virus.