Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has expanded its clinic in Accra to provide enhanced and quality health care to its officers and stakeholders.
The refurbished clinic located at its national headquarters in Accra will cater for the increasing medical demands by serving personnel and retired staff.
Immigrants seeking work and resident permits who need to undergo medical examination as part of the requirements for the processes will also benefit from the facility.
After its establishment in 2017 through a partnership between the GIS and the St. Johns Hospital and Fertility Centre, the clinic has not seen any expansion works.
The expanded clinic now has three additional consulting rooms and a laboratory to provide diagnostic services such as mammography and digital rectal examination (DRE).
At a brief inauguration ceremony in Accra, the Minister for Interior, Mr Ambrose Dery, said the expansion aligned with government’s commitment to ensuring the general wellbeing of security personnel in the country.
He encouraged the management of GIS to replicate this project at other Regional Commands in the country to provide Immigration Officers serving in these regions access to good health care.
GIS was also entreated to recruit the appropriate personnel that will enable them to check the health status of people he stated.
The Comptroller-General of Immigration, Mr. Kwame Asuah Takyi, noted that the long term goal of the Service was to make the clinic a world-class hospital dedicated to the health needs of expatriates and the combat of infectious diseases at the frontiers of the country.
For his part, the Chief Executive Officer of the St. Johns Hospital and Fertility Centre, Maame Yaa Afriyie, explained that the services of the revamped clinic was open to Immigration Officers, immigrants, and the general public.