By Nuwo David and J. Titus Yekeryan
The Phebe referral hospital in Bong County has been shut down for time indefinite due to increase in the number of COVID-19 cases.
The decision was reached early Friday, June 26, following spike in confirmed cases at the health center.
The infections and prevention control pillar lead at the health center, Dr. Sampson Arzoaquoi said the closure of the facility is intended to disinfect the health center after eight confirmed cases including the medical doctor Dr. Jefferson Sibly were recorded at the health center.
The health facility earlier closed its emergency section to the public after three nurses from the section were tested positive for the virus.
To date, Bong County has recorded 22 confirmed cases, including four deaths.
Meanwhile, the head of the Bong County health team, Dr. Adolphus Yeiah has welcome the decision to shut down the health facility on grounds that it will make the hospital to better prepare to face the deadly Coronavirus.
Also speaking to our Bong County Correspondent, Phebe Director of Communications Samuel Kplawru said authorities of the Hospital are currently having consultation to keep providing indoors treatments for those who are under critical condition.
Mr. Kplawru said those who conditions are not critical will be discharged as soon as possible.
He said the Hospital might remain closed for about four days, stating that after the spraying of the hospital, they will still have to wait for some hours before using the facility.