Development of infectious ailment isolation and remedy facility at Ga East Hospital
The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) has donated US$1 million to the design of an infectious illness isolation and cure facility at the Ga East Clinic.
The development of the facility is currently being spearheaded by the Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund and is envisioned to be completely ready for use by the close of May possibly, 6 weeks just after breaking ground for the project to begin.
When done, the facility will be the major treatment centre in Ghana for persons who grow to be critically ill following contracting Covid-19.
Main Government Officer of GNPC, Dr Kofi Koduah Sarpong claims it was very uncomplicated to encourage his board to approve the donation in support of the facility as aspect of its company social obligation.
The project is approximated to expense about $4.5 million and Dr. Sarpong states the GNPC is quite happy to have contributed virtually a quarter of the venture price.
“The donation of the one particular million was approved by our board of administrators for us to lead to the fight [against Covid-19]. Without a doubt, we came to a conclusion that if throughout the battle towards Ebola measures had been taken to set in put an infectious ailments cure centre in the region, possibly we won’t be caught with the circumstance we have on hand in which we really don’t have any dedicated facility for these diseases,” Dr Sarpong claimed.
“So, we saw the initiative from the personal sector as a superior a single for us to join so that at the very least some legacy can be remaining [from the Covid-19 pandemic].”
Soon after the completion of the project in Accra, the Ghana Covid-19 Personal Sector Fund has promising to build equivalent infectious disorders centres in Kumasi, Takoradi and Tamale.
President Akufo-Addo has lauded the initiative of the fund as pretty significant components of the nationwide exertion to include and halt the unfold of Covid-19.
Dr Sarpong claimed the GNPC is open to supporting the design of the facilities exterior Accra.
“Subject to the acceptance of my board of directors, which I really don’t consider they will withhold, we will be signing up for [the Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund] in their bid to do related constructions in Kumasi, Tamale and the western part of this place where the oil comes from. We are becoming a member of them in this regard to make guaranteed that exclusively, our contribution will be toward the shipping and delivery of these therapy facilities,” he stated.
Dr Sarpong also added: “We have to have to motivate the [Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund]. We need to have to get the job done with them. It is very good that they are embracing the public sector like the GNPC. I’m sure there are other organisations which can assist them supply. The good point about the private sector is that they get factors accomplished as promptly as feasible and that is one particular of the motivations why we joined them. I want to congratulate the Personal Sector Fund Trustees for taking the initiative. Individuals imagined that the battle was that of governing administration [alone] but they have demonstrated that alongside one another with the govt a large amount more can be performed.”
Managing Trustee of the Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund, Senyo Hosi counseled the GNPC for contributing to producing the eyesight of an isolation and remedy facility a reality in Ghana.
“The nation wins when the community sector joins fingers with the non-public sector and what the GNPC has performed is a crystal clear case in point that with each other we can accomplish additional and that collectively we can triumph over Covid-19,” Mr Hosi said. “We are incredibly grateful to the GNPC for seeing the knowledge in this initiative and supporting us with the resources to help bring this eyesight to fruition. We will supply this challenge in superior to make us all happy.”
The Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund is an initiative by private company men and women who established it up with a seed fund of GHS1 million when campaigning to increase at the very least GHS100 million from nearby and intercontinental firms as perfectly as the standard community to aid the struggle towards Covid-19 in Ghana.
For additional information and facts on how to donate or lead, make sure you visit: www.ghanacovid19fund.com