Ho Teaching Hospital activates measures to contain Coronavirus
The Management of the Ho Teaching Hospital (HTH) has activated measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, cautioning staff to refrain from spreading fake news of suspected patients or cases within the facility.

Date Created : 3/19/2020 12:00:00 AM : Story Author :

This is contained in a press statement signed by Dr John Tampuori, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Hospital, copied to the Ghana News Agency.

"Let's avoid overcrowding but maintain social distancing and adhere to all barrier nursing processes.

It said staff were encouraged to adhere to laid down protocols for the management of the pandemic, observe hygiene protocols while instructing them to use the personal protection equipment (PPEs) placed at their disposal.

The statement urged all to respect the protocols on visiting hours with adherence insisting that the full details or bio-data and global positioning system (GPS) of patients and their visitors would be documented.

It said all staff and visitors to the hospital, wards would be screened and pre-triaged and only two visitors per patient will be allowed into the hospital except under special circumstances determined by management.

The statement stated that students on attachment both local and foreign have been suspended with immediate effect.

It said all departmental, units meeting, workshops, conferences involving more than 25 persons have been deferred.      

It said management would however review the situation for updates in due course.