This does not bode well if Ebola gets into Ghana's health system. Via StarAfrica.com, an APA report: Ghana's Minister overwhelmed by cholera outbreak. Excerpt:
Ghanaian Health Minister Dr Kweku Agyeman Manu says he is overwhelmed by the number of cholera cases in Accra when he toured some health facilities in the capital Monday afternoon.The Minister’s tour took him to Ghana’s premier hospital Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and Mamobi Polyclinic where hospital authorities were battling with large number of cases of the epidemic.
At Korle Bu, the Minister was briefed on the situation by Medical Doctor in charge of the control of the disease, Dr David Nortey who told the Minister that 400 cases have been recorded and that more cases were yet to be recorded.
The minister said it was very disgusting that cholera outbreak could engulf the nation’s capital in the 21st century.
He observed that the outbreak was due to indiscriminate defecation in gutters, coupled with choked gutters that have contaminated the atmosphere.
At Mamobi Polyclinic more than 200 cases had been recorded putting pressure on the facilities there. Dr Kweku Agyeman Mensah was told by the health officials that four people had lost their lives so far.
The Police Hospital and La Polyclinic all in Accra have been flooded by cholera patients with hospital officials struggling to keep the disease under control. La Polyclinic had already recorded six deaths since the outbreak of the epidemic two weeks ago.