A team of military journalists from the Directorate of Public Relations (DPR) of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has led broadcasters from the Ghana Broadcasting Cooperation (GBC) to the ongoing Infectious Disease Treatment and Isolation Hospital at the Ga East Municipality on Tuesday 21 April, 2020,
Their objective was to familiarize and interact with both the contractors and the staff on the progress of the 100-bed facility hospital.
The Deputy Director of the 48 Engineer Regiment who also doubled as the Deputy Project Manager in charge of the construction, Lt Col Albert Benjamin Takyi; disclosed in an interaction with the team that the cost per a bed was $35000 and that amounts to $3.5 million for the 100 beds sanatorium. The project he said was expected to be completed in 6 weeks.
The project Manager for Mendanha and Sousa Construction Company Limited, David Moore in his brief said, they are working as a team with the military deployment to complete the facility as early as possible so as to handover to the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health service. He stated that the Treatment and Isolation Hospital when completed would have a full complement of Medical Resources.
Mr Moore specified that the facility after completion would be divided into 4 wards which will include Mild Ward, Moderate, Severe and Critical case wards. He detailed that the hospital would in addition be sectored into a Red zone area for patients who shall test Positive (+) for COVID-19 with a critical condition, whilst the Green zone area shall be designated for Staff members and people with no COVID-19 traces.
Present were the Managing Trustee of the COVID-19 Private Trust Fund, Mr Senyo Hosi, a Senior Medical Physician in charge of the COVID-19 Treatment and Isolation Hospital at the Ga East Kwabenya District, Dr Oliver Commy, among other partners.