The Savelugu Government Hospital in the Northern Region has been closed down partially due to the upsurge of covid-19 cases in the Municipality.
This was after 63 staff of the hospital tested positive for the disease.
According to Management of the hospital in a statement, the facility will only attend to emergency cases from today Monday, 22nd February, 2021.
The hospital, according to the statement will be open to residents living in the Municipality and it's adjoining Communities two weeks later.
It further revealed that, the decision is necessary to reduce staff – clients interaction and pave way for disinfection of the entire Hospital to break the chain of transmission.
Meanwhile, as at 19th February, 2021, the Northern Region had recorded two hundred and thirty (230) confirmed cases with the Gushegu Municipality having 1, Kpandai-1, Sagnarigu-32, Savelugu-34 and the Tamale Metropolis recording 162.
Two (2) person's died from the virus, with one person being a doctor.
Twelve (12) contacts in the Savelugu municipality have also been identified and samples taken to the laboratory for test.
Below is a statement:
This is to inform the general public especially those living in and around Savelugu that, Savelugu Hospital will from Monday 22nd February, 2021 be closed down partially for 2weeks due to the upsurge of Covid-19 within the Municipality. The Hospital shall render ONLY EMERGENCY services.
This decision is necessary to reduce staff – clients interaction and pave way for disinfection of the entire Hospital to break the chain of transmission.
The general public is however entreated to remain calm and co-operate with the Staff and Management of the Hospital as we strive to provide you with quality health care services and ensure your safety.
You are once again reminded to take SERIOUS PRECAUTIONARY measures against Covid-19.
- Put on your nose mask
- Regular hand washing under running water
- Use of Hand sanitizers
- Observe cough etiquette and
Social distancing are magical to stay safe of Covid-19.
Make it a habit.