COVID-19: Health Minister 'misspoke' about Bank of Ghana hospital - Oppong Nkrumah

COVID-19: Health Minister 'misspoke' about Bank of Ghana hospital - Oppong Nkrumah

- Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has indicated that the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu "misspoke" when he commented about the Bank of Ghana Hospital

- Kwaku Agyeman Manu said the bank's hospital would be reserved for the treatment of its staff and VIPs should they get coronavirus

- But Oppong Nkrumah admitted that his colleague might have not given the right information

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Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah says the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu, might not have given the right information when he commented about the Bank of Ghana Hospital.

Kwaku Agyeman Manu yesterday, April 1, 2020, said the bank had made available two floors of its hospital to host 20 beds for the treatment of its staff and VIPs should they get coronavirus.

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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.

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The development got more people bashing the Central Bank for opening up the facility for only a select group of people in the country.

But Oppong Nkrumah, speaking on Citi TV, admitted that his colleague might have not given the right information.

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“I think he probably misspoke and the Bank has provided some clarity,” Mr. Nkrumah said.

The Bank of Ghana clarified that the hospital will be “available for the benefit of the general public.”

The Bank further assured the public of its support as the country continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Bank of Ghana has changed its mind about allowing only staff and VIPs who get infected with coronavirus to be treated at its hospital.

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.

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