The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) has built a specialist medical services centre, the International Maritime Hospital in Tema, Greater Accra Region which is expected to be operational in September this year.
The $23 million edifice has all the modern hospital facilities including a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology which FIFA would rely on as a centre for the world football governing body to carry out tests for youth tournament participants in the West African sub-region.
The GPHA facility will also provide medical services like medical, surgical, paediatric and interventional cardiology services that people hitherto had to travel outside the country for.
With age-cheating scandals having rocked African football in times past due to lack of proper records in many countries, the facility which is the second of its kind in Africa will help FIFA clamp down on age cheating in football.
Dr Vitus Anaab-Bisi, the head of medical services at the hospital told the Daily Graphic that the 130-bed facility would soon commence commercial operations.