Former President John Dramani Mahama has recommended some key measures he believes, could help scale up the fight against the spread of the Coronavirus disease in Ghana.
Mr. Mahama made the recommendations via his Facebook page.
The former president during the Facebook stream announced that he had donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) worth more than GH300,000 to some selected health facilities in the country.
He indicated that the Tamale Teaching Hospital, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Regional and District hospitals nationwide, were all to benefit from the donation.
Mr. Mahama proposed to government, the development of a ‘National Infectious Diseases Response plan‘ that clearly sets out the specific steps that must be taken to prevent the entry of such diseases, and ”quickly arrest them even if they do enter the shores at the very early stage, to reduce its impact on the population.
He also proposed the establishment of another medical research centre with capacity like the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research in the northern part of Ghana, while calling for an expansion of the 37 Military Hospital, by doubling the current bed size, and also build an Infectious Disease Centre to cater for the southern sector to help with the situation.
He asked government to expand the testing centres to include the Navorongo and Kimtampo Research Centres and ensure that Noguchi or the KCCR in Kumasi supports the testing of more people in good time.