Since it was established in March 2020 after the covid-19 pandemic hit ashore, Ghana’s n, its Chair Sophia Akuffo has reported.
The retired Chief Justice said out of the total amount garnered, GH¢50 million has been given out to hospitals, health centres and other agencies toward the fight against the pandemic.
Speaking at a forum in Accra, the retired Justice of the Supreme Court said: “The COVID-19 Trust Fund has received a total amount of GH¢62,333,591”.
“At the same time, the Trust Fund has disbursed an amount of GH¢50, 000,000 in support of health preventive, detective and curative areas also to support education on preventive measures”, she noted.
About a week ago, the Fund disbursed GH¢1.8 million to the Centre for Plant Medicine Research toward finding and developing a herbal potion against the pandemic and other coronaviruses.
“The purpose of this financial support is to fund research into the development of herbal products against the SARS COVID-2 virus, the COVID-19 virus”, the retired Justice said.