Strengthened medical presence in St Cuthbert’s Mission

−second medical team on standby
-Min. Anthony

A decision has been taken to strengthen the medical team in St Cuthbert’s Mission to ensure that COVID-19 patients are given adequate treatment.

Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Frank Anthony said there are currently 97 cases in the community. However, more positive diagnoses are expected as the medical team is administering 130 more tests.

“We’ll add another doctor who would be based there for the next two to three weeks, and we’ll add additional medical staff there as well. We have been collaborating with the Toshao of the Village and we are going to continue to have that presence and monitor and, of course, do more testing,” Dr. Anthony said.  

Two persons who tested positive for COVID-19 and were experiencing respiratory distress have been transported to the city.

Meanwhile, cases in Kwebanna, Barima-Waini (Region One) continue to stabilise.

“We have a team there that has been monitoring and, by the end of the week, we expect that we will have far less cases than we have right now. They’re still active because they’re in that period, but we are monitoring,” the Minister said.

Minister Anthony also revealed that no patient has suffered any severe symptoms from the disease. However, they are still being monitored in keeping with the protocols.


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