President Akufo-Addo has commissioned the 100-bed Ga-East District Hospital in Accra.
The project is part of the Ghana Hospital Project initiated by the government 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.
“This 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.
“Residents and surrounding health facilities in Ashongman, Dome, Haatso, Kwabenya and Madina will now gain access to improved healthcare from the Ga-East Hospital,” he said.
The Ghana Hospital Project involves the design, construction and equipping of one military hospital, two regional hospitals and six district hospitals in Ghana.
The projects are to cost $339 million and will deliver 810 beds.
It 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 reinforced the call to the administrators to embrace and strengthen the culture of maintenance.
“This edifice has been put at great cost to our nation, and we should be in the position, some ten years down the line, to see it still in good condition.
“It should not fall in the ways in which several institutions like this in Ghana have gone,” he added.