Twenty three (23) cases of cholera have been officially recorded at the Korle-Bu polyclinic in Accra.? This was revealed when Spy news team visited the polyclinic on Wednesday 5th September 2012.

According to sources close to the hospital the cholera outbreak was first recorded on Monday morning.

The case reported had symptoms related to the cholera pandemics.

The cholera cases as at Wednesday the 5th of September were reported to have been from areas such as Chorkor, Zongo, Kole Gonno, Mamprobi, Sukura all with the Ablekuma constituency.

A visit to the Korle Bu polyclinic saw some patients at the isolation unit of the hospital which is a midst shift structure close to the females ward of the clinic.

The nurses and medical staff at the hospital had their working gears and gloves on to prevent contraction of the disease.

Some of the medical staff, who spoke on anonymity, stated that some of the patients have earlier on been discharged but confirmed the numbers are still trooping in.

The temporary unit for the cholera outbreak has been disinfected with detergent ready to admit new arrival cases for treatment.

The deputy director of nursing services at the Korle-Bu polyclinic when contacted insisted she could not comment of the situation unit approval has been taken from the public relations unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

The Accra metropolitan health director, Doctor Simpson Boateng when contacted indicated that he was informed about the situation on Wednesday 2012, even though reports indicated that the first case was reported on Monday the 3rd of September 2012.


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