The US Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has presented a package of Oxygen Support Systems to the Ghana Infectious Disease Centre (Ga East Municipal Hospital), to help combat the Covid-19 pandemic in Ghana.
The package of oxygen support systems will enable Ghana to provide life-saving care for COVID-19 patients, as well as build capacity for future medical needs.
In addition an oxygen plant has already been delivered to Cape Coast Municipal Hospital, and two additional plants will be delivered to Kumasi South Hospital and Tamale West Hospital.
Each of the four oxygen plants has the capacity to produce 250 liters of oxygen per minute, enough for approximately 25 severely ill patients per day.
Ambassador Sullivan reiterated the close partnership between the United States and Ghana.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us important lessons. No nation can act alone in the face of a pandemic. It is not enough to put an end to the pandemic; together, it is important to build back a better world, one that is more prepared to prevent, detect, and respond to future biological threats, and where all people can live safe and healthy lives.”
Ambassador Sullivan also announced the donation of a negative pressure isolation system to Ridge Hospital in Accra. The $1.5 million isolation system will provide critical care support for up to 30 COVID-19 patients, by isolating infectious patients to provide them safe care in a climate-controlled isolation area.
These equipment donations follow the arrival of the United States’ donation of over 1.2 million Moderna vaccines to Ghana on September 4, this year.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the US Government has provided over $30 million to support Ghana’s COVID-19 response, and to support the hard-hit private sector.
Dr.Nichols Adjabu ,Head of Biomedical and Engineering at the Ministry of Health said, it will help in the delivery of quality health care as far as Covid-19 related cases are concerned.