The Savelugu Hospital in the Northern Region has been closed down for two weeks begining Monday 22 February 2021.
The move follows a surge in COVID-19 cases amongst staff of the facility and residents in the municipality.
A statement issued by the Public Relations Unit of the facility, cited by the Ghana News Agency, said: “The Hospital shall render only emergency services.”
“This decision is necessary to reduce staff- client interaction and pave the way for disinfection of the entire Hospital to break the chain of transmission.”
The statement entreated the public to remain calm and cooperate with the staff and management as they strived to provide them with quality health care services and ensure safety.
At least 64 health workers at Savelugu Municipal Hospital have tested positive for COVID-19, health officials have confirmed.
The development forced health authorities to cut down on admissions and will mainly attend to emergency cases.
According to Hilarious Abiwu, deputy director of public health, the directive is to help contain the spread of the disease and to protect patients at the health facility.
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