The surge of Covid-19 has brought to light the issue of bed capacity in hospitals and isolation centres specifically in the Greater Accra Region.

Currently, the Greater Accra Region has recorded 39,198 number of cases, making it the highest hot spot.

President Akufo-Addo in his latest address to the nation on Sunday revealed that the country’s active Covid-19 cases have surged to 5,358 with the death toll rising to 416.

The increase in cases according to health practitioners, is as a result of the non-compliance of the Covid-19 safety protocols by majority of the populace.

President Akufo-Addo in his address indicated that due to the upsurge, Covid-19 treatment centres have gone from having zero patients to now being full.

“Our hospitalisation rate is increasing with the number of critically ill and severely ill now 172. Our hospitals have become full, and we have reactivated our isolation centres.”

This has since threatened the fight against the disease in the country.  

Below is a graphical representation of the covid-19 treatment centres and their bed capacities in the Greater Accra.

In the Ga East Hospital, the total bed capacity earmarked for Covid cases are 91 out of which 12 are designated for severe or critical cases.

University of Ghana Medical Centre (ICU) has 16 beds set aside for persons infected with the coronavirus, out of which 16 are for critical patient.

The 37 Military Hospital has also set aside 42 beds for Covid-19 cases, 28 of the said number are given to persons with critical conditions.

Ridge hospital, on the other hand, has 12 earmarked beds for covid-19 cases, 12 are occupied by persons with critical conditions.

In all the grand total of bed capacity in the Greater Accra is 411.