Ghana’s 1st-ever Infectious Sickness facility, sponsored and promoted by the Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund has been commissioned in Accra.
The 100-bed hospital, commissioned on Friday, July 24 is believed to have cost in extra of USD 5.5 million, moreover an additional USD 2 million in sort, bringing it to a overall of USD 7.5 million.
The facility, positioned at the Ga East Municipal Hospital consists of a degree 2.5 biomedical laboratory, a triage unit, waiting around locations, nurses station, VIP and general wards, a 21-bed intense care unit with various classes inside, a pharmacy, a recovery courtyard, and a dispensary.
It also offers of entry and exit ramps, obtain corridors, an ambulatory entrance and exit canopy, a healthcare gas dwelling, an 800KVA generator property, between others.
The project was originally scheduled to have been completed inside of 6 weeks soon after the the floor breaking ceremony was attended by President Akufo-Addo in April 17.
Speaking at the commissioning, Co-Chair of the Fund, Edward Effah lauded all stakeholders and donors who supported the venture.
“The personal sector and the community sector must keep on to collaborate to provide worth to the good people today of Ghana,” he reported.
On his portion, the Vice President who commissioned the challenge described it as “a celebration of Ghanaian ingenuity and patriotism.”
“…and a perseverance to humanity by a workforce of males and females. 536 robust persons working 24 hours a day to make the unachievable a truth. We are listed here mainly because of you and Ghana ought to know you.”
Showering praises, Dr. Bawumia explained, “It is rare to find a team of civilian professionals operating in shut quarters and on stringent timelines. Performing 24 several hours, non-cease with associates of the Ghana Armed Forces in their unbending willpower and demand from customers for precision in a flat chain of command.”
Also present at the celebration to provide speeches were being the Minister for Defence Dominic Nitiwul, Deputy Well being Minister, Dr. Bernard Okoe-Boye, Typical Secretary of the Ghana Medical Affiliation, Dr. Justice Yankson, a Member of the Trustees, Tony Oten-Gyasi and the Managing Trustee, Senyo Kwasi Hosi.
The commissioning of the facility makes it achievable to for critically ill Covid-19 clients to be treated through the pandemic and will subsequently serve as a centre for the remedy and research into some of the most infectious conditions prevalent in Ghana even right after the pandemic.
The Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund is an initiative by private small business folks who established up the fund with a seed of ¢1 million with a marketing campaign to elevate at the very least ¢100 million from local and intercontinental companies as effectively as the standard general public to assist the combat against Covid-19 in Ghana.
These resources, management states, is to help place up equivalent assignments in at minimum three other areas of the state to deal not only with Covid-19 but also aid the country to tackle long term infectious sickness epidemics.
The nominated Trustees of the Ghana Covid-19 Non-public Sector Fund are:
1. Anthony Oteng-Gyasi (Chairman, Tropical Cable & Conductor Ltd)
2. Edward Effah (Chairman, Fidelity Lender Ghana Ltd)
3. Kwaku Bediako (Director, CH Team)
4. John Taylor (CEO, Woodfield Vitality Methods Ltd)
5. Omane Frimpong (Chairman, Wilkins Engineering Ltd)
6. Kwame Ofosu Bamfo (Taking care of Director, Bamson Group)
7. Kwabena Adjei (Group Chairman, Kasapreko)
8. Thomas Svanikier (Chairman, Svani Team Ltd)
9. Kwasi Twum (CEO, The Multimedia Team)
10. Senyo Kwasi Hosi (CEO, Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors)
11. Julie Essiam (Commissioner, Ghana Revenue Authority)