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COVID-19: Strictly abide by our visiting hours, TTH to general public

The Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) in its quest to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) has taken drastic measures to ensure the safety of both staff and general public.

In this regard, the hospital is requesting of the general public to strictly abide by the visiting hours of the hospital.

There are two periods within the day that visiting of patients is allowed. These are morning from 5am to 6am and evening from 4 pm to 6 pm.

These have been the visiting times without restrictions to some entry points of the hospital. However, under the present circumstance, the hospital shall allow only two visitors to a patient during the visiting hours.

Staff will explain to patients to understand why they are not receiving many visitors. This was contained in a press statement signed by AG Public Relations Officer Misbao M. Mohammed and copied to the media.

The statement further noted that there shall be restrictions to some entry points of the hospital and all visitors to the old tower block shall access the building through the main entrance at the OPD.

All other buildings shall be accessed through a single point of entry and all multiple entrants shall cease until further notice, the statement added. Patients’ relatives, friends and loved ones are encouraged to communicate with patients via telephone if necessary.

These measures according to the statement would be reviewed from time to time to reflect any challenge(s) that may occur in future.

The Tamale Teaching Hospital is the main tertiary health care service provider in the northern sector of Ghana and as such has been designated as a treatment center for COVID 19.

Meanwhile the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has disclosed that a total of a hundred and ninety-nine (199) more contacts have been traced from the six (6) confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, bringing the total to 350.

This was disclosed by the Disease Surveillance Department of the Ghana Health Service on their Twitter handle.  

BY: Lilian Walter

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