Ghanaian Hospital Reportedly Constructs A Coronavirus Holding Centre In Just Five Days

Shai Osudoku Hospital

Cases of the coronavirus pandemic keep rising in the country.

The Greater Accra Region has become a hotbed of the infection with at least 16 recorded cases. Ghana currently has 20 active cases.

Hospitals in the region are gearing up for an upsurge in cases.

It is in the need to be prepared that the Shai Osudoku District Hospital has taken a step further.

The hospital has reportedly constructed its COVID-19 holding centre in just 5 days.

The centre will be used to hold suspected covid-19 cases until the lab result from the Noguchi Memorial Research Institute is ready.

The Medical Superintendent of the hospital Dr Kennedy Brightson is reported to have said the hospital has also retrained our long-standing Epidemic Response Team. Together we can beat the virus.”

Dr Kennedy Brightson

Dr Brightson has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. He has worked both locally and internationally, some of which were in executive positions.

Established in 1970 as a health post by the people of Shai (Se) and handed over to the Ministry of Health, the hospital advanced to a Health Centre in 1985 and finally to a district hospital in mid-2009. The hospital is situated in Dodowa, the capital of the Shai-Osudoku District.

The innovative design of the hospitals is aimed at providing a therapeutic environment to aid patient recovery while providing value for money by delivering hospitals which require minimal maintenance, have a low energy footprint and have the capacity for future expansion.


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