By: Nuwo David (Intern Correspondent)
(Bong County) Three nurses have been confirmed positive of COVID-19 at the Phebe Referral Hospital in Bong County.
Because of the diagnosis of the virus the hospital administration has shutdown only the emergency room (ER) as a way of containing the further spread of the coronavirus in the county.
The Director of Communication , Samuel Kplawiru, made the disclosure.
Mr. Kplawiru, however, called on the Public not to panic,as the Hospital Management and the Bong County Health Team are exerting efforts to stop the disease from spreading to other health Workers and people.
He said, the three Nurses have been placed in Isolation, maintaining that despite the numerous challenges at Phebe Hospital, efforts are workout to reopen the Emergency Room soon.
The Temporary closure of the Emergency Room (ER) component at the Hospital is expected to affect many inhabitants, especially those in Rural parts of Bong County and adjacent Counties.
The Phebe Hospital has however said its OPD or Out Patients Department is currently operational.
“Other units in the Hospital will also be disinfected. Is our hope that we will fully open our ER to the public by next week. The Hospital’s administration is seeking support to the Hospital to handling these cases.” The Director of Communication noted.
According to eyewitness, early Friday several others with illnesses were asked to go back home by staffs at the Hospital as a means of Precaution.
Late Tuesday Evening, Bong County Health Team Officer Dr. Adolphus Yeah announced that the County has Recorded Five confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the County Health Team has reported 8 Confirmed cases, 5 active Cases while several other Contacts are being traced.
Details are emerging…..