The Diamond Cement Group donated 5,000 bags of cement to support the construction of the Infectious Disease Isolation Center project at Ga East Municipal Hospital, which is lead by the  Covid-19 Private Sector Fund. Diamond Cement Group Chairman Mr. Mukesh M. Patel said the the group’s contribution fulfilled an earlier pledge to provide 250 tons of cement to support the project.

Mr. Patel said fulfilling the pledge was need an important priority for the Group because it was critical that Ghana invested in healthcare infrastructure by building more hospitals. He observed that COVID-19 had exposed deficiencies in Ghana’s healthcare systems and urged the private sector to support government’s pledge to build more hospitals in 88 districts across Ghana.

Chairman of the Technical Committee of the COVID-19 Private Sector Fund Dr. Justice Yamson received the donated cement and thanked Diamond Cement Group for its continuous support. Dr. Yamson explained that the hospital center being constructed would give Ghana its first hospital that is purposely built for the treatment of infectious diseases. He said any support for the project from Corporate Ghana would be most welcome.

Other witnesses at the giving event included Diamond Cement Group Financial Controller Mr. N. Venkatesh, General Manager Mr. B.V. K. Raju and Rev. Dr. George Dawson-Amoah, Executive Secretary of the Cement Manufacturers Association of Ghana (CMAG).

Diamond Cement Group earlier donated GHS100,000 to the COVID-19 National Trust Fund to support government’s effort in curbing the spread of coronavirus.