Mahama ‘humbled’ as his investments ‘become mainstay’ in coronavirus fight

Former President John Dramani Mahama says he’s humbled by the key role his contribution to health infrastructure in the country is playing in the fight against Covid-19.

While presenting one hundred sets of personal protective equipment to workers at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital (Ridge Hospital), he noted that his investments in the health sector during his tenure as president have now become the mainstay of the anti-Covid-19 operation in the country.

“It is with great humility that I note that the massive investments we made in health during my tenure as president have become the mainstay of the response to the novel virus. This marks progress and demonstrates what vision and foresight can do in nation-building,” he said.

The Ridge hospital, Korle-Bu Teaching hospital and the Tamale Teaching Hospital were renovated during the erstwhile Mahama administration and equipped with new facilities to support health care delivery in the country.

Today, they have become cornerstones in Ghana’s action plan to control and manage the coronavirus as the Ridge Hospital and the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital have been designated as initial case management centres in Accra for Covid-19.

John Mahama also noted that to ensure the safety and welfare of frontline workers, it has become necessary to improve upon the working conditions of health personnel in the country.

As a result, “In the very near future, under a new NDC administration, we will consider an insurance package woven into the conditions of service of our health personnel,” he said.

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