Bolga hospital doctor who tested positive for coronavirus tells her story


Dr Gillian Bougee, a Paediatrician and Head of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Bolgatanga hospital has narrated how she nearly died when she became a victim of the dreadful coronavirus.

According to Dr Gillian, she came into contact with an infected person without knowing while on duty and only started exhibited symptoms of the disease before she became alarmed.

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She said that she was airlifted from Bolgatanga to Tamale where another flight was in waiting to airlift her to Accra after she had suffered some cough and difficulty in breathing.

Dr. Gillian spent about eight days in the Intensive Care Unit at the Korlebu hospital. “I started writing down messages for my family, I started videoing myself because at a point in time I gave up. I knew I had the COVID-19 but nobody believed I had the COVID-19 and anything could happen at any time so I started writing messages of what I was going through in my diary. I actually thought I was going to die”. She told her story sadly.

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The female medical doctor who was part of some medical staff of the Bolgatanga hospital who contracted the virus revealed that some parents and children she saw and offered medical services to in the past at the new care unit tried reaching out to her to give her some words of encouragement so as to recover from the disease.

She revealed that 33 medical personnel attended to her while she was on admission at the ICU of the Korlebu Teaching hospital.

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