Health Minister Kwaku Agyemang-Manu has said the construction of 22 District Hospitals announcement made by President Akufo-Addo is currently underway.
He disclosed that, the President is committed to ensure that he build several hospitals within the country to help improve health system.
He disclosed that by the end of Akufo-Addo’s first tenure the President will complete his promise of building 88 District Hospital and six Regional Hospitals across the country this year to boost the health system against covid-19 and future pandemics.
“We had also selected to do 22 district hospitals even before the President’s announcement,” he explained.
“When we got an indication of allocation of the Sinohydro facility that the government was arranging to take, we listed 22 Districts without hospitals to begin construction,” he said.
“No existing health project has been abandoned by the Akufo-Addo’s Government,” he emphasised, as he gave a breakdown of ongoing projects across the country.
President Akufo-Addo in his eighth address to the nation on Sunday announced the construction of hospitals in some 88 districts across the country this year.
“There are eighty-eight (88) districts in our country without district hospitals; we have six (6) new regions without regional hospitals; we do not have 5 infectious disease control centres dotted across the country, and we do not have enough testing and isolation centres for diseases like COVD-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 eighty-eight (88) hospitals in the districts without hospitals,” he said.