President Akufo-Addo has announced that government is going to undertake a massive infrastructural development in the health sector across the country.
According to the President, government is going to construct 88 district hospitals for the various districts that do not have hospitals.
The President added that government will also construct 8 regional hospitals for the newly created regions.
The President noted that these projects were going to be completed in a year.
“There are 88 districts in our country without district hospitals, we have six new regions without regional hospitals, we do not have infetious deisease control centres doted across the country and we do not have enough testing and isolation centres for disease liek 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 districts without hospitals which means 10 in Ashanti, 9 in volta, 9 in Central, 8 in Eastern, 7 in Greater Accra, 7 in Upper East, 5 in the North, 5 in Oti, 5 in Upper West, 5 in Bono, 4 in Western North, 4 in Western, 3 in Ahafo, 3 in Savannah, 2 in Bono East and 2 in North East region.
Addressing the nation for the 8th time since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Ghana, the President said the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed how centered government’s provision of health facilities have been on the Greater Accra region and a few major cities.
Ghana has recorded 1550 confirmed cases of the novel Corona virus with 155 recoveries and 11 deaths.