The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has partnered with Bergman, Ross and Partners Incorporated (BRP) to provide medical diagnostic services to thousands of Ghanaians.
According to information on the IFC website, the institution will invest nearly $3 million in Ghana’s Quest Medical Imaging (QMI), a subsidiary of Bergman, Ross and Partners, to help the organisation build new medical diagnostic facilities in Accra. Quest Medical Imaging already has a facility in Accra which offers medical services including ultrasound, fluoroscopy, digital X-ray, 3D mammography, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Ghana is home to an estimated 30 million residents but the country only has less than 24 CT scanners. The partnership between IFC and BRP is expected to boost the number of CT scanners and other medical equipment in the West African nation.
“The new facilities, expected to be operational by the end of 2022, will help QMI serve in excess of 5,000 patients monthly, up from the 3,000 it serves today,” said IFC on its website.
According to Jack Bergman, BRP’s managing partner the demand for healthcare services shot up after the onset of the covid19 pandemic. The investment by IFC will enable the company to meet the high demand for top-quality medical services in Ghana.
IFC has invested over $10 million in Ghana’s healthcare sector in the last two years. Over the past decade, the institution has ploughed in as much as $4 billion in diverse sectors in Ghana including; agribusiness, education, energy, healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, retail, tourism, and transport.