The Ghana Atomic Power Commission has handed more than Covid-19 equipment and kits donated to Ghana by the Worldwide Atomic Vitality Company (IAEA) to the Health and fitness Ministry to assistance in combating the epidemic.
The presentation which was performed by the Chairman of the governing board of the Ghana Atomic Vitality Fee (GAEC), Dr Kwaku Aning incorporated a Covid-19 Constructive Manage, MIC-PCR Program, Eurofins Genomics, MIC-4, TaqMan Fast Virus Master blend, Class III Biohazard Security Cupboard and Class II Organic Protection Cupboard amongst many others.
According to the Director Typical of the GAEA, Benjamin Jabez Botwe Nyarko, “these diagnostic kits and tools of nuclear-derived techniques are to add to the swift detection and characterisation of viruses in the nation.”
The value of the products is approximated at about €82,982.62
Mr Nyarko expressed his gratitude to the Director Basic of IAEA for his ongoing assistance.
“We would like to categorical our gratitude to the Director Typical Rafael Grossi and the IAEA for the assist supplied to Ghana in excess of the decades and a lot more specifically for the duration of this coronavirus pandemic,” he mentioned.
He also mentioned that the Company was making use of services offered to it to aid produce engineering to assist in Ghana’s Covid-19 combat.
“The Fee is putting in put the needed protocols to permit it to use gamma irradiation to sterilise some of the PPEs applied in the region to ensure their security specifically in this Covid-19 era.
“Also the Ghana Place Science and Know-how Institute of Ghana Atomic Vitality Commission is proposing to use deep understanding strategy, a technique utilized in artificial intelligence, to superior understand the designs in photographs,” he mentioned.
He defined that the technologies will assist in knowing how the “disease manifests itself in Computed Tomography (CT) Scans or X-ray pictures which can shorten the time of prognosis as properly as give a good deal of perception into the condition.”
In accordance to Mr Nyarko, the Agency has also created hand sanitizers which are awaiting certification from the Food and Medicines Authority (Food and drug administration).
There was a donation of ¢10,000 by senior users of the Fee on behalf of their associates to the Covid-19 fund to assist deal with the pandemic.
“The Fee has also acquired a laptop computer for the new equipment,” he uncovered.