Some Ghanaian professionals are teaming up with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) for the construction of a 100-bed facility for the Ga East Municipal hospital, a primary treatment center for Covid-19 in Ghana.
The project has an ambitious goal of completion of the 100-bed facility in six weeks and the engineers and architects have since Thursday April 9, 2020, been working round the clock to get the design ready for take-off.
The 100-bed facility is part of the Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund’s project to protect and resource the frontline in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak in Ghana.
One of its trustees Senyo Hosi, earlier this week said on JoyFM that President Akufo-Addo and the Health minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu had given their blessing to the 100-bed project. He added that Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumiah had also lent his support from the very beginning.
The team working on the project to build a 100-bed facility includes Fiifi Sam-Awortwi (Coordinator, Private Sector Fund), Benjamin Larbi (Ghana Institute of Surveyors), Kwame Sarfo (MoH), Sally Tetteh (MoH), Clement Awole (Civil/Structural Ing.), Lt. Col. A. B. Tekyi (GAF) and Captain K.A. Arthur (GAF).
The Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund, made of business people from corporate Ghana has been collaborating with state organisations, local and foreign donors and hundreds of volunteers to help provide food for underprivileged people during the partial lockdown and resource medical centers and personnel in the fight against Covid-19.