Report Reveals HIV Cases Increase In Cape Coast

A total of 209 HIV cases, were recorded at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital last year, an increase of 48 cases, as compared to last year's figures.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Mr. Eric Koranteng, Head of the CCTH Records Department, who disclosed this at the hospital’s 2014 Annual Performance Review Conference, indicated that the figure was made up of 189 adults and 20 children.

He further disclosed that seven HIV patients, including a child, died, as against 12 cases recorded in the previous year.

The three-day review was on the theme: “Accelerating Process Towards Achieving Millennium Development Goals Four, Five and Six, Focusing on Pragmatic Steps That Can Be Taken in 2015".

It was attended by the hospital’s board, management, heads of departments, medical and non-medical staff, and representatives from the University of Cape Coast Medical School, the Ghana Health Service, and other teaching hospitals, including Korke Bu and Tamale.

Mr. Koranteng said a total of 5,112 HIV patients visited the hospital for clinical follow-ups, and out of 1,102 patients screened for Tuberculosis, 11 were diagnosed and placed on treatment.

A total of 774 HIV patients, including 49 children, were receiving Anti-Retroviral Vaccines (ARV), he disclosed.

Mr. Koranteng further disclosed that 9,135 diabetic patients, made up of 70 percent females and 30 percent males, visited the facility, while 362 asthmatic patients, made up of 65 percent females and 35 percent males, also attended the hospital for treatment.

Source: GNA

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 Freemasonry Here are prominent Ghanaians who are also freemasonsbullet
2 Adult Content We will continue showing porn on TV - Ice TVbullet
3 Ghana Armed Forces GAF announces date for 2017/18 recruitment screeningbullet
4 SCOAN TB Joshua relocating church to Israelbullet
5 Men of God Ghanaian pastors and their nicknamesbullet
6 Sex Workers Chinese prostitutes invade Wassa Akropong; charge...bullet
7 Illegal Drugs Ghana leads Africa in marijuana use; ranks 3rd...bullet
8 Cape Coast Young girls offering sex for GH¢1, or on creditbullet
9 Road safety Ghana records over 2000 road accidents in 2017bullet
10 Confession This is the real story behind Atta Ayi's arrestbullet

Top Videos

1 Watch Video I lick my wife before going to preach - Kumchacha confessesbullet
2 Video Galamsey operator weeps as taskforce burn excavatorsbullet

News