The National Security has begun moves to forestall the closure of the Central Regional Hospital in Cape Coast as an acute water shortage hits parts of the town.
According to hospital officials, the closure would help avert infections that can escalate into a pandemic in Cape Coast and its environs.
Central Regional Medical Director, Dr Daniel Asare told Joy News “my fear is that if the situation goes beyond Monday… [and if the striking doctors resume work] I am afraid we may have to close down.”
However, Joy News has learnt a team of National Security persons have been in Cape Coast to help deal with the situation.
Regional correspondent Richard Kwadwo Nyarko said the security agency with the support of the Ghana National Fire Service and the Ghana Water Company Limited has sent water to fill the hospital’s reservoirs.
Situation was becoming hopeless as pregnant women were asked to bring their own water to help cleaning themselves after delivery, Kwadwo Nyarko observed.
The situation, however, is not peculiar to the regional hospital, other hospitals within the Cape Coast Metropolis are facing similar difficulties, he reported.
Even though the Ghana Water Company Limited promised to supply residents with 21 poly-tanks to alleviate the problem there, only eight have been supplied as at Saturday afternoon.
The students in the metropolis have also been affected by the acute water shortage.