The public have been advised to allay fears of spread of infection with the establishment of isolation or treatment centers for COVID 19, in their communities. Western Region Deputy Director of Health, in charge of Clinical Care, Dr. Atsu Dodor said these centers are set under strict health and safety protocols, and that the directorate owes that responsibility to communities where they are setup.
Reports are rife of communities alienating themselves from neighborhoods where these isolation or treatment centers are setup.
But Dr. Dodor says these centers poses no risk to them.
“The disease is not airborne, people must come to understand this. We all agreed that infected person or contacts need to be isolated, and that is done with the greatest amount of care to curb the spread of the disease” he said.
He also took the opportunity to advise the public to do away with stigmatization meted out at people suspected to have the disease or infected by the virus.
So far the Western Region has recorded one positive case of the disease with a total of 228 suspected cases. A total of 101 of these suspected cases have tested negative with 126 pending laboratory test.