Bank of Ghana has changed its mind about allowing only staff and VIPs who get infected with coronavirus to be treated at its hospital.
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The Central Bank says as part of measures put in place to help fight the deadly coronavirus, the Bank of Ghana Hospital will be available for the benefit of all Ghanaians during this period.
In a release sighted by YEN.com.gh, Bank of Ghana said they will make the facility available for everyone who contracts the coronavirus.
The Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu at a press briefing earlier in the day indicated that the bank had made available two floors of its hospital to host 20 beds for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.
Kwaku Agyeman Manu said because the Ministry of Health did not have jurisdiction over the facility, it agreed with the Bank of Ghana to treat only the Central Bank’s staff and some VIPs.
The development sparked public debate with many bashing the Central Bank for opening up the facility for only a select group of people in the Ghanaian society.
But the Bank of Ghana in a statement said the facility will be opened for use by any COVID-19 patient.
The Bank further assured the public of its support as the country fight the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana.
YEN..com.gh earlier reported that the Health Minister Kwaku Agyemang Manu had stated that 49 patients out of 195 in Ghana had been discharged.
They are said to be responding to treatment and will continue the next stage of treatment from home as they are on their way to fully recover.
Speaking at a press briefing at the Ministry of Information, the Health Minister said these 49 people will be closely monitored to ensure that they recover fully.
Currently, the total number of confirmed cases in Ghana stands at a total number of 195.
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