As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Ghana, the populous Greater Accra Region remains one of the hardest hit regions with the highest confirmed cases in the country. The Ghana-Australia Alumni Association (G3A) in tandem with the Australia High Commission donated to Ga East Municipal Hospital in Greater Accra. The hospital was recently built and transformed into a solely COVID-19 treatment and isolation center after Ghana recorded its first COVID-19 case. The hospital and currently has a greater number of COVID19 patients and recoveries
On June 17, Andrew Barnes, High Commissioner to Ghana handed over a donation worth AUS$14,000 to the medical superintendent, Dr Ebenzer Oduro-Mensah. The donation included medical supplies, personal protective equipment and food supplies for the treatment of COVID-19 cases. Also, G3A donated AUS$2,500 (GHS10,000) to the operating costs of the hospital.
The High Commissioner commended the Australian alumni for their donation which, he said, exemplified the ideals of leadership and service that an Australian education espouses.
In his speech Ohene Damptey, the president of G3A, expressed gratitude for the great partnership.
‘We thank the Australian High Commission for its partnership and commitment to driving development outcomes in Ghana. We are pleased to support GA East Municipal Hospital to care for patients and protect staff against the virus.’