The Cape Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH) is clinically ready in case of an outbreak in lassa fever and immediate attention and treatment would be provided to prevent it from spreading.
The hospital, which is based in the Central region of Ghana has undertaken a clean-up exercise, an effort which included the hospital compound and various units as well as the staff quarters of the hospital.
The periodic cleanup exercises was part of its infection prevention and control practices and that such exercises would continue unabated. The exercise included the cleaning of beds, trolleys, cupboards, tables, chairs, instruments, walls and floors.
The exercise also formed part of the efforts of health practitioners to ensure zero epidemic outbreak in the Cape Coast Metropolis.
Lower referral centres had been advised to create small holding places to observe suspected patients and taking their samples for testing, this was to prevent the spread of the disease through transport and handling of suspected patients from one hospital to another.