President Mahama cuts sod for construction of 5 new district hospitals
| Updated Mar 22, 2017 at 9:00pm
President Mahama at the ground breaking ceremony
President John Dramani Mahama has cut the sod at Weta in the Ketu North District of the Volta region for work to start on four Hospitals and a Polyclinic in the country.
The 60-bed ultra-modern Hospitals will serve as referral centers for clinics and other health posts in their catchment areas.
The other four districts to benefit from the hospital project are Somanya, Buipe, Tolon and Sawla-Tuna-Kalba as well as a Polyclinic in Bamboi.
Funding for all the five projects have been approved by Parliament.
The first class health facilities to be built in Weta, Somanya, Tolon, Sawla-Tuna- Kalba and a Polyclinic is expected to be completed in twenty-four months.
This is part of governments vision to ensure that at least every district gets a hospital.
Just like any modern hospital, the facilities will have staff accommodations, Accident and Emergency unit, Maternity wards, Gynaecology and Obstetrics unit, Laboratory, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy department.
President Mahama announced that cabinet has approved funding for the upgrade of the Ho regional hospital into a Teaching hospital.
He was hopeful that the incoming government will continue with the projects
The President also used the opportunity to thank sincerely the people of the region for their loyalty.
The Paramount Chief of Weta, Togbe Sorkpor, said the ground breaking ceremony is a dream come true.
Togbe Sorkpor, assured President Mahama of the regions unflinching support adding that history will write well of him.