The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) has disclosed that four of its members have died of Covid-19.
According to the Association, many others are currently battling for their lives in health facilities across the country.
General Secretary of the Association, David Tekorang Twum, revealed that one other member passed on a few days ago in the Upper East Region.
“We’ve lost four of them, as recently as three days ago, we lost another young man at Kasona district in the Upper East region.”
The group has, therefore, called on government to, as a matter of urgency, procure and distribute PPE’s to its members to enhance their safety and that of other health professionals.
“We don’t have to wait for it to overwhelm once we know this (the PPEs) are the only guns we have as nurses and midwives so what we are asking the government is to provide us with these necessary logistics to be able to ward off the virus,” Mr Twum said.
Considering that there are already imported cases of the new variant of the virus in Ghana, the group wants government to reinstate measures that worked for the country in the first and second quarter of 2020.