Ghana runs out of COVID-19 kits, keeps 3,743 samples in freezer for months


Trouble is looming in Ghana as country’s Western region keeps 3,743 COVID-19 samples in freezer for the past three months. Reason? The region has ran out of reagents for COVID-19 testing!

The state-owned newspaper, Daily Graphic, which reported this, noted that some of the samples have gone bad and have even been thrown away.

The ugly incident, Platforms Africa gathered, has sparked fears among health workers who now believe that this development may worsen COVID-19 cases in the West Africa country.

Daily Graphic

The 3,743 samples are left unattended to, Daily Graphic reported, adding; “some of the samples are as old as three months and have become mere decoration in the storage system of the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital.

“The storage facility in the hospital is said to have become full and unable to receive new samples for storage.”

Consequently, directives have been given to the districts to store more samples collected in those areas until the situation improves.

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