Since the outbreak of the global pandemic (COVID-19) there have been various expert advice on what needs to be done as a country to safeguard lives and health of citizenry just incase of any eventualities.
One of the recommendations was to establish holding centres and get them well stocked across the country to admit possible cases of Coronavirus.
In Savannah region, 3 Districts were tasked to immediately identify and furnish available spaces to be used as holding centres. The west Gonja Municipal Hospital dedicated some two wards to handle COVID-19 cases. Today 31st March 2020, the Minister with the Municipal chief executive handed over a facility fully furnished to serve as a holding centre for the East Gonja Municipal Hospital that will serve the Eastern part of the Savannah Region.
Further, Bole District will soon operationalize their holding facility to add up to the existing two (West Gonja and East Gonja). The Bole District Hospital Centre will also serve the Western part of the region.
Madam Gertrude Yentumi, the Municipal Health Director who the facility was handed over to, said that it is refreshing for the people at this moment to know that they also now have a place where they can direct all suspected cases to while samples are forwarded for test. She said the handing over is very timely because it happened just at a point the minister donated PPEs for the purpose. The staff of the hospital who were present equally shared same sentiments as the Municipal Health Director.
Borejinkpr Habibu Muftawu