Following the outbreak of COVID-19 and the quest for the country to fight against the pandemic, Ghana has built a 100-bed Infectious Disease Centre in Ga East, Accra to take control and manage the coronavirus pandemic and other infectious diseases.
The hospital which was sponsored by the Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund was commissioned by the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia on Friday.
This is the country’s first Infectious Diseases Centre and was built over the period of three months with the funding from the private sector and individual donors for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
The 100-bed hospital was built at a cost of about USD 5.5 million and in-kind cost of about USD 2 million, totalling to USD 7.5 million.This initiative started in April 2020.
The Ghana COVID-19 Private Sector Fund (GCPSF) in conjunction with the Ministry of Health planned to undertake the construction of a 100 bed infectious disease, isolation and treatment centre at Ga East Municipal Hospital to support the government’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The sod for the commencement of the project was cut on April 17, 2020 by the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and within 3 months the project is done.