The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has commissioned the 100-bed Ga-East District Hospital, which is part of the “Ghana Hospital Project” initiated by the Government of Ghana, in 2008, and executed by EUROGET De-Invest S.A of Egypt.
The Ga-East hospital is the second hospital commissioned so far by President Akufo-Addo under the “Ghana Hospital Project”, following the 18th August, 2019, opening of the Upper West Regional Hospital, in Wa.
Speaking at the ceremony, the President commended EUROGET for completing the hospital a month ahead of schedule, and urged them to do same with the other projects in Tepa, Twifo Praso, Konongo, Salaga, Nsawkaw and Kumasi Sewua.
He said the hospital has been long awaited in Ga-East, and it is good that, today, the demand for a district hospital of quality has been realised.
Adding that, Residents and surrounding health facilities in Ashongman, Dome, Haatso, Kwabenya and Madina will now gain access to improved healthcare from the Ga-East Hospital.
The “Ghana Hospital Project” involves the design, construction and equipping of one (1) Military Hospital, two (2) Regional Hospitals, and six (6) District Hospitals in Ghana, at a project cost of US$339 million, and will deliver eight hundred and ten (810) beds.
This falls under the broader objective of providing infrastructure for the delivery of effective healthcare to the citizenry.
The Ga-East hospital is fitted with modern medical equipment, and designed with several departments including an administration block, out-patient department (OPD), physiotherapy unit, pharmacy, radiology unit, laboratory, surgical suite, emergency & casualty Unit, amongst others.
President Akufo-Addo, thus, reinforced the call to the administrators to embrace and strengthen the culture of maintenance.
President Akufo-Addo assured Ghanaians that his government is committed to improving access to essential and quality health services through the provision of the necessary health infrastructure, equipment and logistics, including the deployment of appropriate technology as part of our drive to attaining Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
The President noted that, his government has cleared the GH¢1.2 billion arrears he inherited, and brought the operations of the NHIS back to life.
As part of the promise to procure one ambulance each for the 275 constituencies in Ghana, the President stated that Government has taken stock of the first batch of 9) ambulances, and, by the end of December, the rest will be in.