18.05.2020 Headlines

Covid-19: Akufo-Addo Visits Kumasi Centre For Collaborative Research

President Nana Akufo- Addo
LISTEN MAY 18, 2020
President Nana Akufo- Addo

President Akufo-Addo has paid a working visit to the Kumasi Centre For Collaborative Research (KCCR).

The visit was to enable him have a first-hand understanding of the operations of KCCR.

KCCR is one of the testing centers for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in Ghana.

The President had earlier paid similar visit to the Noguchi Memorial Institute For Medical Research which is the main testing center.

During the visit, the President was taking through the various departments of KCCR including its DNA center, laboratory and coronavirus testing room.

The President was shown the various machines being used at the Centre to test for Covid-19.

He was also briefed about the safety measures that have been put in place both for health workers at the Centre and the larger environment.

Before, the Cente was using a mobile extraction method but about two weeks ago received a robot that is able to extract 48 samples within 17 minutes, the President was informed by a female health worker at the KCCR.

The President was excited to hear about the work being done by the robot.

He was walked through the samples testing process and the efforts being made by the Centre to improve its operations.

---Daily Guide

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