COVID-19 : GHANA NOW HAS 30 LABS FOR TESTING- GHS DIR-GEN.
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COVID-19 : GHANA NOW HAS 30 LABS FOR TESTING- GHS DIR-GEN.



By Jerry Akornor 


Director General of Ghana Health Service Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye has revealed Ghana currently has thirty (30) laboratories for testing Covid-19. 



According to him, the sharp increase in Covid-19 testing laboratories is in line with government's agenda to contain, combat and prevent spread of infectious disease. 



Speaking at the 7th CelebrateLab West Africa  Conference in Accra, Dr. Kuma-Aboagye said"Ghana now has 30 labs for doing covid-19 testing with diagnostics capacities. Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service remain committed to Covid-19 fight, efforts are being made to minimise cross border transmission"



Meanwhile, World Health Organization (WHO)  Representative to Ghana Dr. Francis Chisaka Kasolo has charged African laboratory scientists to adhere to higher standards in pandemic fight". 



Contributing to the debate, Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman-Manu says government is committed to training adequate workforce, highly qualified professionals to improve health delivery. According to him, government is rolling out plan to vaccinate over twenty million. 



He noted that "Effort is being made to replicate infectious disease centres in northern Ghana".



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