Fifty six SHS, nursing education college students in Western Region take a look at superb for COVID-19.

Six Senior High Schools and one nursing education university inside the Western Region have recorded a total of fifty six COVID-19 instances.

This become disclosed to citi information  through the Western Regional Director of Health, Dr. Jacob Mahama.

According to him, 309 samples were picked from the seven establishments, which included the Asankragwa Nursing and Midwifery Training School, for testing.

He mentioned that fifty six of the samples got here out high-quality for COVID-19 including that 139 others are currently pending trying out.

“As at now, we’ve got 309 samples take from six Senior High Schools and the Asankragwa Nursing and Midwifery Training School. They have superb cases that quantity to 56 nice instances. 149 are negatives and 139 are still pending. The school with the most important positives is Nsei SHS which has 26 positives out of seventy eight samples taken there. Archbishop Porter Girls has 2 positives, Adiembra (2), St. John’s (1), Ahantaman (1), Shama SHS (18) and Asankragwa Nursing and Midwifery Training School (6). What we did become that we picked the contacts and samples to the laboratory. We are yet to pay attention some thing about disinfection of these schools,“ he said.

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On the overall samples waiting for checking out inside the region, Dr. Jacob Mahama informed Citi News that the state of affairs is annoying as the region has four,0.5 pending out of 14,000 overall samples taken.

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“As a area, we have taken 14,000 samples and despatched all to the laboratory. 8,695 are negative, 2,218 are high-quality and four,1/2 are still pending. As you understand, we run out of reagents as a rustic and the reagents are in and they’re presently doing the distribution to the numerous laboratories. As I communicate, my human beings were given an order to deliver their request which became despatched the day prior to this and they’re waiting to be referred to as to go for theirs.”

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On claims that a few samples have been destroyed due to insufficient garage potential, the Western Regional Director said he become no longer aware of such situation however said that could only show up in the districts and now not the city.

He stated the Takoradi Veterinary Laboratory that is currently doing a hundred and fifty samples a day rather than 300 can end the pending samples within 10 days when it gets reagents.

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“I’m no longer privy to samples which have gone awful. Not in our labs, maybe within the districts. As lengthy as they may be within the fridge, it cannot pass bad or expire. All that we know is that our fridges are full. What they do now could be that they ship a number of the samples to KCCR or Accra. For instance, the samples we are taking from the SHS are despatched immediately to Accra for take a look at. If we get the reagents and more personnel, they are able to lessen the four,000 backlog to an appreciable minimal inside 10 days.”