The government has secured a 140-million Euro facility to expand and upgrade some health facilities to improve access to quality healthcare in the country, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said on Thursday.
He said the contract had already been awarded and the Engineering Development Cooperation, an Israeli construction company, would begin major works on the construction of ultra-modern hospitals in parts of the country.
The beneficiary areas are Greater Accra, Tema and Nkoranza in the Bono East Region and the Dormaa-Ahenkro Presbyterian Hospital in the Bono Region will also benefit from an Accident and Emergency Centre while the Tema Central Medical Stores would be renovated and expanded.
President Akufo-Addo said this when he broke the ground for work to begin on the construction of an Accident and Emergency Centre for the Dormaa Presbyterian Hospital as part of his two-day working visit to the Bono Region.
The facility, expected to be completed within 36 months, has x-ray laboratory, procedure and admission rooms, and 33-bed wards.
President Akufo-Addo acknowledged the contributions of the chiefs and people of Dormaa Traditional Area and the Presbyterian Church of Ghana towards the development of the nation.
He said the people of Dormaa deserved a befitting hospital and his government would ensure that the people access quality healthcare delivery.
He singled out Mr Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, the Minister of Health and Member of Parliament (MP) for Dormaa Central for praise, saying the MP had been a true gallant in his government.
“My government’s commitment to the total development of Ghana is absolute and that is why Ghanaians must give me four more years,” President Akufo-Addo added.
Mr Agyemang-Manu indicated that the government had not neglected the chiefs and people of Dormaa in the sharing of the national cake and called on them to vote to retain the government in political power.
He said the Dormaa Municipality had benefitted from the One District One Warehouse initiative, Community-based Health and Planning Services (CHPS) Compounds and other health infrastructure.