The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has recalled all staff of the service currently on leave to shore up the numbers of frontline workers involved in the fight against COVID-19.
Ghana has so far recorded 136 cases of COVID-19 with three deaths and one recovery.
The government has also banned all public gatherings as part of measures to prevent further spread of the deadly virus.
In a letter signed by the Director-General of the GHS, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, on Thursday, 26 March 2020, the GHS indicated that as the country continues to record an increase in COVID-19 cases, there is “increased workload in various facilities”.
“There is, therefore, the urgent need for all staff to be at post in order to support the management of affected persons," the letter said.
“All staff on approved study leave across all regions are, therefore, recalled from their leave with immediate effect” the letter added, and entreated all regional and divisional directors to ensure that the directive was strictly complied with.