All is set for the construction of a 100-bed Covid-19 treatment and isolation facility, to complement efforts by government to contain the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
Initiated by the Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund, the facility, which will be located at the Ga East Municipal Hospital, is expected to be completed within six weeks.
In a video detailing the architectural plan, the infectious disease and isolation facility will have a medical staff block and a case management and intensive care unit.
On Friday April 10, Managing Trustee of the Fund, Senyo Hosi, told Joy FM preparations towards the commencement of the project were far advanced.
According to him,Trustees had had a meeting with various architects and engineers from the Built Environment Professionals (BEP), Ghana Institute of Architects, Ghana Institute of Surveyors, the Ghana Armed Forces Engineers Regiment, Ministry of Health, the Ghana Health Service as well as team of medics to conclude on the plan.
A ground breaking ceremony was subsequently held on Friday, April 17, with the President, Nana Akufo-Addo in attendance.
The Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund, which seeks to raise a minimum of ¢100 million was established by a number of private businesses drawn from diverse sectors in the country, to support government’s efforts to conquer the coronavirus pandemic.
The Fund also seeks to extend relief services to individuals and families, who have been hardest hit by the pandemic, undertake sensitisation programmes and also support institutions at the forefront of the fight.
Since its establishment, the Fund has been embarking on a number of projects in conformity with its agenda.
Through one of its initiatives dubbed ‘Feed A Kayayo Project” more than 140,000 free hot meals have been served to persons affected by the lockdown in Accra and Kumasi.
Under its project dubbed “Protect and Resource the Frontline,” the Fund has also supplied tertiary care personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Ga East Municipal Hospital, which is the primary treatment centre for Covid-19 patients.