Korle Bu registration Centre has recorded 20 suspected COVID-19 Cases
The Korle Bu Police Station became a centre of fear and anxiety as the health personnel deployed at the registration centre isolated 20 people who exhibited novel coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms.
The health personnel at the centre isolated some suspected individuals from the que for questioning after the thermometer recorded high temperatures from the affected applicants.
Rabiatu Braimah, a health personnel, at the centre took the decisive action by separating those individuals from the queue before alerting a higher authority.
“We had about 20 cases, they were having very high temperatures so we isolated them and asked them questions. About five of them were ill, even though they were trying to hide it.
Others were coughing, clear signs of headaches and running nose so we spoke to our bosses and reinforcement team and all 20 were taken to the polyclinic at Korle Bu,” she explained.
When asked where the suspected people are kept before they are taking to the hospital, she said they are isolated at the nursing station ‘so they don’t feel stigmatised.’
Ms Braimah reiterated the need for the police to enforce the wearing of nose mask directive.
Prior to the exercise, there had been fears of a possible spread of community infections as a result of large gatherings
but the commission assured that they had put in place the appropriate measures to avert the spread.
Some registration centres had to deal with people failing to adhere to the safety protocols advised by the Health Ministry.
A number of applicants were seen without nose masks and some engaging each other in a chit chat to ward off the boredom.
At the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Cluster registration centre near the Achimota Melcom in Accra, as well as the Osikani Video Registration Centre at Accra New Town, there was a flagrant disregard for social distancing protocols and the wearing of face masks.