The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has clarified comments by the Minister of Health suggesting that parts of its newly built hospital will only be used to treat VIP’s who may be confirmed with the coronavirus.
According to the Bank, the facility will be available to the general public, not just VIP’s.
Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu at a news conference yesterday (April 1) indicated that the Bank of Ghana had made available two floors of its hospital to host 20 beds for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.
He said because the Ministry does not have jurisdiction over the facility, it agreed with the BOG to treat only the Central Bank’s staff and some VIPs.
However, this sparked public outcry with many criticising the Central Bank for opening up the facility for only a select group of people during a global health emergency crisis.
But in a statement issued by the Bank, it said the Hospital will be opened for use by any COVID-19 patient