The Ministry of Health is set to receive an additional GHS11 million to help it prepare and contain an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, should it surface in the country.
Sector Minister Kwaku Agyeman Manu made this known when he briefed the media on the state of the country’s preparedness on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.
According to him, the Ministry is still in talks with the Finance Ministry on getting more resources at its disposal.
“We had an initial budget of GHS35 million, got seed money of GHS 2.8 million and we have an indication of an additional GHS11 million. Aside from these two tranches, the Finance Minister has met with Bank of Ghana where we also met with them to discuss a comprehensive budget with the view of trying to get more resources to put at our disposal towards this fight,” said the Minister.