The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MTN-Ghana, Selorm Adadevoh has disclosed that the telecommunication giant has been assisting health officials in tracing persons who have come into contact with coronavirus patients in the country.
The Ghana Health Service had said its officials have been able to trace about 575 persons who had come into contact with the 24 affected persons in Ghana.
Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show on Monday, March 23, 2020, Selorm Adadevoh said his entity will continue to support the exercise.
“Contact tracing is a very scientific process and today we’ve actually been supporting the Ministry of Health and the contact tracing committee to actually help trace people. We have been contacted a few times to support in different ways. There are a variety of ways you can support in such an instance some of which we have available today and some we don’t. There are ways to use artificial intelligence to actually zero in very quickly on people others have come in contact with and that process is very fairly accurate and very fast and allows us to isolate people very quickly and will invariably help in the isolation of the disease over time. Today we don’t have this sophistication working currently but we are looking at ways we can implement a solution around this if possible in a month or so,” he said.
“This will be something we could have done way before this unanticipated situation but it continues to emphasize the need for us to be more sophisticated and when it comes to the technology side.”