The Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, as part of his two-day working visit to the Upper East Region has toured some health facilities in the Bolgatanga Municipality to acquaint himself with challenges confronting health workers.
The Minister’s tour took him to the Regional Health Insurance Authority, Regional Hospital, Bolgatanga Midwifery School, Regional Pharmacy Council and the Food and Drugs Authority among others.
The tour is to afford the Minister first-hand information about the operations, activities, achievements and challenges of health professionals in the region.
The Health Minister first visited the Upper East Regional Health Directorate of the Ghana Health Services where he had a meeting with the various heads of health facilities in the region.
The Minister’s next port of call was the Ghana National Ambulance Service. The leadership of the Ambulance Service in the region said the outfit currently has only one ambulance.
Mr. Agyeman-Manu next paid a visit to the ongoing construction of the Upper East Regional hospital.
The $48 million expansion project is part of the government’s efforts to provide each of the 10 regions with a modern regional hospital.
When completed, facilities such as dental, accident and emergency, intensive care and herbal medicine units would be provided.
The Saudi Fund for Development is providing 85 percent of the total cost of the project while the government is taking care of the remaining 15 percent.
The Saudi Consulting Services is supervising the project which is being constructed by Berock Ventures Limited.
The Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, pledged his outfit’s readiness to find a lasting solution to the challenges within the health facilities in the Upper East Region. This, he noted, will bring quality healthcare delivery to the door steps of the people in the region.