On Tuesday, May 31 2022, the Medical and Anti-Doping Sub-Committee of the Local Organising Committee for the 13th African Games, Accra 2023 visited the Management of the University of Ghana Medical Centre.
The delegation was led by Dr Mrs Beatrice Dwumfour Williams (Chairperson) and members such as Dr Grace Owusu Aboagye, Lt. Col. Ofosu-Anim and Dr Abena Amoatin-Agyeman.
The chairperson briefed the CEO of UGMC, Dr Darius Osei, about the mission of the Medical and Anti-Doping Sub-Committee of the Local Organising Committee.
She also apprised him that the Games Village would be on the University of Ghana campus.
Dr Williams added that the UGMC’s top-notch international services and types of equipment in the committee’s decision to select the facility for the hosting of the Games.
The two bodies discussed the access to the Emergency block for athletes and officials during the Games and the adoption of a Disaster Management System.
Meanwhile, Dr Osei informed members of the sub-Committee that the UGMC is a well-equipped 650-bed facility with the right resources to handle cases during the Games.
He however expressed interest in having a formal roadmap and a Standard Operational Protocol (SOP) that would not disrupt the normal operations of the hospital during the Games.
Dr Osei made members of the sub-committee aware that diplomats and other VIPs will have access to a private ward within the facility.
Dr Williams highlighted the essence of the proposed Medical Tourism and hinted at the possibility to feature the services of the UGMC on the African Games’ website.
After the meeting, members of the Medical and Anti-Doping Sub-Committee together with the management of the University of Ghana Medical Centre visited the Medical Simulation and Training Centre and the Emergency and Diagnostics Block.