Bawumia Commissions Ghana’s First Infectious Disease Centre

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has commissioned Ghana’s first-ever Infectious Disease Centre.

The 100-bed facility has been built to complement the National COVID-19 Treatment Centre at the Ga East Municipal Hospital.

The facility was built by the Ghana Private Sector Fund with contributions from both private and public sector organisations.

The facility was constructed within about 100 days.

In a statement, Dr Bawumia reiterated Government’s commitment to build at least three infectious disease centers as well as a Ghana Centre for Disease Control.

He commended “the Ghanaian ingenuity, patriotism and dedication to humanity by a team of men and women, 536 strong, working 24 hours to make the impossible a reality.”

He also thanked “the Ministry of Health, 48 Engineers Regiment of the Ghana Armed Forces, the Built Environment Professionals and the Ghana COVID-19 Private sector fund as well as the donors for making this possible. Three more of these facilities are scheduled to be constructed in Kumasi, Tamale and Takoradi.

This shows that we can do it if we come together and put our minds to it.”

By Melvin Tarlue