- On April 7, 2020
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By: Samuel Atter, SEND Ghana Focal person, Lower Manya district
Although there is a clear directive from the Eastern Regional Health Directorate outlining safety measures during immunization and CWC, monitoring visits to the Atua Government hospital facility in Lower Manya Krobo, reveal weakness in implementation.
A visit to the facility on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, during CWC revealed that about 50 clients and their children, waiting to be attended to were in close contact with each other. However, there was some distance between clients being attended to and health workers. Following this observation, the focal person of the district lodged a complaint with the hospital’s administrator, Mr. Samuel Ghartey who has committed to erect a canopy the next CWC date to ensure compliance with the directive on physical distancing.
The attached document is a letter dated 28th March outlining safety measures during immunization and CWC within the region.
Ongoing CWC at the Atua Government Hospital on Tuesday, 31st March, 2020.
Photos: Samuel Atter