Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has commended the hardworking staff of the Covid-19 Call Centre for their contributions to the national fight against the virus.

Speaking during a visit to the Centre on Thursday he emphasised that the gathering and availability of data have played a significant role in Ghana’s battle against COVID-19 so far.

Government’s reliance on data anchors Ghana’s approach to the fight, which is based on testing, tracing contacts of confirmed cases and treating them, and the work of the Covid 19 Centre is a major source of such primary data, the Vice President indicated.


“As you know, government runs on information, and information produces data. We can then analyse the data and take decisions based on that.

“The setting up of this centre is very important because government needs to hear the people on the issues that concern them.

“The information being gathered here is key to government’s decisions on the approach to dealing with the Covid-19 crisis. I am very impressed by what I’m seeing here today,” he said during his visit.

He picked some calls during his visit.