- Advertisement -

Coronavirus: Ghana’s health system could have collapsed without lockdown – Dr. Krugu

- Advertisement -

A Public Health Expert, Dr. John Kingsley Krugu has said that, Ghana’s health system could have been brought to its knees if pragmatic measures were not taken during the heat of the Coronavirus pandemic.

He said, the lockdown placed on some ‘hotspots’ in the country during the heat of the pandemic rather played a significant role on the already ‘fragile’ health system in Ghana.

Speaking on ‘DayBreak Upper East’ Programme on A1 Radio, Dr. Krugu said, “You don’t even need up to 10 people who are severally sick with the Virus in this regional hospital, and that begins to shake the health systems. Once you have 10 severe people lying down in the hospital, some of the medical people will find excuses not to come to work. And that’s the beginning [of the problem]. And they [Health workers] are right because if they come and get exposed and contracted, they will die.”

He said, “If they die or find excuses not to come to work, what happens to the health system? Because they are the gatekeepers.”

It could be recalled that, President Akufo-Addo restricted movements in Accra, Tema, Kasoa and Kumasi as part of measures taken to break and control the spread of the Coronavirus.

These areas were been identified as ‘hotspots’ of infections.

The two-week lockdown was effective on 30th March 2020 and it was pursuant to the powers granted the President under the Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012).

However, Dr. Krugu said, despite the unpreparedness of the country when the pandemic surfaced, the lockdown was one of the required measures to break the chain of the spread of Coronavirus.


A1Radioonline.com|101.1MHZ| James Nana Tsiquaye|Ghana

- Advertisement -


- Advertisement -


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related news

- Advertisement -