Government through the Ministry of Health (MoH) with the Korean government through the Korean International Corporation Agency ( KOICA) for the construction of a four-million dollar Ebola Isolation and Treatment Centre Tamale.

The agreement signed in Accra yesterday was to improve Ghana?s Ebola response strategy with regards to case management and Ebola referral system in the five regions of the northern part of Ghana.

The Project is to be executed by the 48 Engineer Regiment of Ministry of Defence in 12 weeks.

The centre to be constructed is a permanent structure for the containment of the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) in the northern sector will have a 16 beds and double levered fences as prescribed by the World Health Organization (WHO).

It is also to contain separate ward for patients in critical and recovering conditions of the EVD in case of any outbreak.

The facility is to be handed over to the Tamale Teaching Hospital after completion would also serve as a treatment base for infectious diseases such as cholera and meningitis.

Source: Andrew Nettey

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