Cholera Prevention La General hospital gets multi purpose infectious disease centre

The treatment centre is expected to help in treating cholera and other infectious diseases should there be any outbreak according the Deputy Health Minister Dr. Victor Bampoe.

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Ministry of Health on Thursday commissioned a multipurpose infectious disease treatment centre at the La General hospital.

The treatment centre is expected to help in treating cholera and other infectious diseases should there be any outbreak according the  Deputy Health Minister Dr. Victor Bampoe.

"In the eventuality that some people get cholera we don't want the situation that people are being treated on benches and so on.

The Danish government gave one million dollars to the government of Ghana as funding towards this project.

Dr. Bampoe said there are five more of such isolation centers to be built in the Greater Accra Region at a cost of one hundred and fifty Ghana Cedis (150,000) .

The other locations for the other centers are Mamprobi, Mamobi, Ga-South, Abadraka and Korle-bu. Pulse News has also gathered that more of such centers will be built across the country.

In 2014, Ghana recorded over 28,000 cholera cases with more than 200 deaths.  Only one case has been recorded this year with no death. Dr. Bampoe  said "government is doing all it can to prevent another outbreak".

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