Ghana: COVID-19: More Funds Needed To Complete 100-Bed Infectious Disease Facility

Workers busily working at the Infectious Disease and Isolation Facility at Ga East Municipal Hospital in the Republic of Ghana

The Chief Executive Officer of Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors and Managing Trustee of the COVID-19 Private Sector Fund in the Republic of Ghana, Senyo Hosi, is appealing to individuals and corporate bodies to continue to donate their widows mite to ensure the speedy completion of the ongoing Infectious Disease Isolation and Treatment Facility.

The facility is located in the Ga East Municipal Hospital in Accra, the capital of Ghana.

According to him, an amount of GH¢7 million is needed for the completion of the nation’s first Infectious Disease and Isolation Facility.

The 100-bed facility, built under the auspices of the Ghana COVID-19 Private Sector Fund, and in collaboration with the Engineering Division of the Ghana Armed Forces, is part of the country’s effort to curb the spread of the Coronavirus and treat critically ill COVID-19 patients.

Ghana’s Coronavirus case count has reached 6,269 with 1,898 recoveries and 31 deaths.

Speaking to the media, Senyo Hosi said some GH¢20 million has, so far, been raised from donations with some GH¢7 million needed to close the financing gap for the project.

“On the funding, we’ve been able to raise about GH¢20 million for this project and we’ve also received other donations for other parts of our [COVID-19 Private Sector] initiatives which focused on feeding the vulnerable, resourcing and equipping frontline health workers, and we’re looking at about GH¢27 million in all and roughly US$4.5 million to wrap up the entire project,” Senyo Hosi explained.

“This week is a very important one and we need to raise a lot of funding to be able to meet about a GH¢7 to GH¢8 million financing gap that we need to work towards to cover the completion of this essential project,” he added.

Mr Senyo Hosi, therefore, called on the citizenry, businesses in the private sector, philanthropists and all to donate towards the COVID-19 Private Sector Fund towards the completion of the Infectious Disease Isolation and Treatment Facility project.

The Ghana COVID-19 Private Sector Fund is an initiative that seeks to raise a minimum of GH¢100 million by a number of private businesses drawn from diverse sectors in the country to support the government’s efforts in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.


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