The Medical Director of Ridge Hospital has revealed that some individuals who’ve lost their lives to covid-19 is due to post covid-19 complications they suffered in spite of recovering from the contraction.
According to Dr Emmanuel Srofenyo, some patients who have recovered from Covid-19 are reporting back to the hospital with complications which are suspected to have been caused by the coronavirus.
In an interview with Joy News, Dr Emmanuel Srofenyo divulged that post-covid-19 complications are killing many who have already survived the virus.
He explained that the leftover complications stay on the lungs thus people sometimes have difficulty in breathing or general fatigue even after recovering.
This, he said, could be fatal.
“Sometimes you can get Covid, your test may turn negative but you may still come to the hospital with severe respiratory complications or severe cardiovascular complications.”
“We have seen clearly there are some people who have survived Covid but die from the post complications,” he said.
Dr Srofenyo stated that it is important people who have recovered from the virus remain in close contact with their doctors to ensure that they do not suffer any complications afterwards.
“They must remain in close contact with their doctors, continue to attend their medical check-ups, so, that they can be taken through the long and overall space of time to ensure that they are completely fine,” he added.
Currently, Ghana has recorded 69,255 total cases as the country’s active cases hit 6, 086 after 696 new cases were recorded.
The death toll has also moved up to 440 after seven new deaths were recorded.