By: Mercy Darko
An Ultra-modern District Hospital has been inaugurated at Akontombra in the Western North Region. The 42-bed Hospital is one of six medical facilities for which construction began three years ago. The rest are a 42-bed hospital at Elubo, 42-bed hospital at Bogoso; 30-bed District hospital at Nsuaem; 30-bed hospital at Wassa Dunkwa and a 30-bed Polyclinic at Mpohor at a total cost of 29-million-Euros.
Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, who commissioned the hospital said the Government is determined to do all it takes to provide the necessary infrastructure and logistics to ensure speedy and better access to healthcare for all Ghanaians.
The Vice President said a number of initiatives had been implemented in the healthcare sector over the past seven years, including Surveillance, Outbreak Response Management, and Analysis System (SORMAS) eHealth System, which has significantly improved disease control and outbreak management Systems.
He indicated that by the end of August 2023, all other facilities will be inaugurated, showcasing the government’s commitment to providing healthcare in line with the Universal Health Coverage policy.
Dr. Bawumia reiterated government’s committed to transforming and deepening the use of ICT for telemedicine and teleconsultation services within the network of practice.
This integration will extend to the Regional Hospitals, further enhancing the quality and accessibility of healthcare services at all levels.