Policy think tank, Strategic Thinkers Network-Africa (STRANEK-Africa) is worried about the state of the Central Medical Stores as Ghana battles Covid-19.
The Central Medical Stores which is located in the heart of Tema was a warehouse for Ghana's medical equipment and drugs but was destroyed by fire in 2014.
Following this, the Ministry of Health approved the reconstruction of the ultra-modern facility at the cost of GH¢8 million by NMS Infrastructure Limited, a British-owned construction firm. As at now, progress has stalled, and that has become a worry for the entire nation as we battle coronavirus.
STRANEK in a release is, therefore, calling on Parliament to summon the Minister for Health Kwaku Agyemang-Manu to question him on the progress of the Central Medical stores as we hope to stop the spread of Covid-19.
They also urged the government to bring on board, local companies that can produce ventilators in support of the fight against Covid-19 just as it is being done in the United Kingdom, the United States of America among other countries.
Ghana has so far recorded 21 cases of the deadly virus with one death so far.
Below is the release