Two male and female wards at the Cape Coast Ankaful leprosarian General hospital is set to be opened for use after its six months renovation excercise.
The ward which was renovated by the Lepers Aid Ghana in partnership with the Korean Leprosy Fund is said to be commissioned for use starting July 18, 2020.
The General hospital’s ward 5 and 6 which has been solely dedicated to the treatment of persons living with leprosy is also noted to be the headquarters of all referral leprosy cases in Ghana.
Speaking to Patrick Benjamin Annan, the Coordinator for the Lepers Aid Ghana ahead of the commissioning of the renovated Wards, he stated that the Saturday July 18th activity forms part of his association’s mission to support persons living with the leprosy.
He added, though priority has been given to ward 5 and 6 of the hospital dedicated for treating leprosy, “the entire facility will soon be renovated through government and other donors support”.
It will be recalled that on February 3 this year, a sod cutting ceremony was held at the Ankaful General Hospital near Cape Coast, in the Central Region of Ghana for the renovation of the male and female specialized wards.
The three hundred thousand Ghana cedis aid renovation project secured under the leadership of Rev. Sr. Catharina Eunhee Ko (F.M.M.), a Franciscan missionary sister commenced on the celebration of the World Leprosy Day.
Source: Richard Mensah Adonu//Radio Angelus