COVID-19: John Mahama promises to build research centre in the North

COVID-19: John Mahama promises to build research centre in the North

- John Mahama has promised the people of the north an Infectious Diseases Centre if he becomes president again

- The NDC flagbearer has also made donations to some health facilities in the country

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Former president John Dramani Mahama has been busy and has made some donations to some health facilities across the country to help in the fight of the novel Coronavirus.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer has also promised to build another medical research centre in the north.

He opined that this new facility will have the capacity like the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research and Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine.

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Mr Mahama in a post on Facebook on Sunday, April 12 also indicated that when he becomes president of the republic again, he will “will double the bed capacity of the 37 military hospital and build an Infectious Diseases Centre there to cater for the Southern sector in order to help manage infections like Ebola and COVID-19”.

The former president donated a set of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) to support the medical staff of the facility in the fight against COVID-19 in the country.

They included 100 full-grown PPEs, 100 gown boots, and 1000 pairs of surgical gloves valued at GHc40,000.00.

Ghana has recorded 566 cases of the COVID-19 as of April 12, 2020, with eight deaths and 4 recoveries.

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Also, the Volta and Western Regions, are new regions to have cases of the coronavirus in Ghana. Bringing the number of regions with positive cases to 10 out of the 16. earlier reported that some people have been arrested in Obuasi in the Ashanti region for breaching the ban on public gatherings.

The suspects numbering 49 were reportedly arrested for attending a wedding without regards to the ban and social distancing protocols. According to a report by local-based radio station Shaft FM, the wedding was being held at a suburb called Akaporiso.

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