President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced that the 88 district hospitals under the government’s Agenda 111 project will be completed 18 months from today.
This means that the hospitals will be completed by February 2023 instead of August 2022.
The president wrote on his Facebook page;
”On Tuesday, 17th August 2021, I was in Trede, in the Atwima Kwanwoma District in the Ashanti Region, to cut the sod symbolically for the commencement of Agenda 111, the biggest ever investment in the nation’s healthcare sector is being made.”
”Each hospital is being constructed at a cost of US$16.88 million, that is US$12.88 million for construction and US$4 million for medical equipment. All the hospitals are to be completed in eighteen (18) months. Work will commence on the regional and other hospitals in the latter part of the year.”
”These modern, fully equipped state-of-the-art hospitals, will have facilities for outpatient services, including consultation facilities for medical and surgical cases, ophthalmology and dental services, a physiotherapy unit, maternal and child health unit, public health unit, four (4) state of the art surgical theatres for maternity, obs and gynae, accident and emergency, and for general surgery and imaging facilities. In addition, each hospital will have the full complement of male, female, paediatric and isolation wards. Provision has made for support facilities, which will include a kitchen, laundry, sterilisation department, mortuary, energy centre, maintenance department, and staff accommodation for doctors, nurses and other health workers.”