The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), Lt Gen OB Akwa has visited the Ghana Infectious Disease Centre to inspect the facility and assess the extent of work done on Friday 17 July, 2020.
The Ghana infectious disease centre is purposely been constructed to admit and provide treatment for COVID-19 patient in order to lessen the overburdened government hospital in the country.
Briefing the CDS, Project Manager Lt Col Takyi together with Mr Senyo Hosi and Dr Justice Yankson toured the CDS through the various rooms of the facility which included a laboratory, four (4) ICU units, a waiting lounge which will be named after the CDS as OB Akwa waiting lounge.
The project lead managing trustee of the Ghana COVID-19 private sector foundation, Mr Senyo Hosi, stated the project was to support government general strategy within the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Ghana Health Service (GHS). He added that, they were hoping to set up a fund that will help them run the maintenance of the facility, adding that, the facility was going to be free for most of the infectious diseases in Ghana. The facility has a 21 bed capacity which is the largest among the Intensive Care Units (ICU) in Ghana.
The CDS expressed his satisfaction with the level of work on the facility. He further stated that, one of the key principles of the military was to aim towards the realisation of a set objective. He thanked the project team for their great initiative.
The CDS was accompanied by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Oppong Peprah, Chief of Air Staff (CAS) AVM Frank Hanson, Director Engineer Service (DES), Col AE Shooter. .