President Akufo-Addo on Sunday, April 26 announced the construction of new hospital facilities in 88 districts across the country.

He said, “There are 88 districts in our country without district hospitals; we have six(6) new regions without regional hospitals; we do not have five infectious disease control centres dotted across the country; and we do not have enough testing and isolation centres for disease like Covid-19. We must do something urgently about this. That is why Government has decided to undertake a major investment in our healthcare infrastructure, the largest in our history. We will, this year, begin constructing 88 hospitals in the district without hospitals”.

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According to the president, the new district hospitals yet to be built will have 100-bed capacity, and accommodation for staff and other health workers.

Each of them will be a quality, standard-design, one hundred bed hospital with accommodation for doctors, nurses and other health workers, and the intention is to complete them within a year. We have also put in place plans for the construction of six new regional hospitals in the six new regions, and the rehabilitation of the Effia Nkwanta Hospital, in Sekondi, which is the regional hospital of the Western Region”, he added.

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Regional breakdown of the district hospitals

Ashanti (10)
Volta(9)
Eastern (8)
Greater Accra(7)
Upper East(7)
Oti(5)
Upper West(5)
Bono(5)
Western North (5)
Savannah (3)
Bono East(2)
North East (2)

 

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