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Gov’t committed to equitable distribution of healthcare facilities – Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has reiterated President Akufo-Addo’s commitment to providing equitable distribution of healthcare facilities across the country.
The Akufo-Addo government has undertaken extensive health infrastructure projects in rural communities across the country, and with the Coronavirus pandemic exposing the nation’s deficit in equitable spread of facilities, President Akufo-Addo has announced an audacious investment to build 88 new district hospitals and 6 regional hospitals.
Speaking at the launch of government scholarship for postgraduate training of doctors in Ghana at the Jubilee House on Thursday, Vice President Bawumia said despite the government’s efforts in concentrating healthcare facilities in deprived communities in the past three years, the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic has exposed the inequitable distribution of health facilities in the country, hence President Akufo-Addo’s bold initiative to solve the age-long problem.
“Whilst we can all be proud of what we have managed to achieve so far in the fight against the pandemic, we have also been humbled by the ferocity of the pandemic, laying bare  some of the shortcomings in our health system and what we have not done well as governments,” Dr. Bawumia said.
“The underinvestment in our health infrastructure, our material shortfalls, our manpower capabilities, and our vulnerabilities in fighting medical catastrophes are hard lessons.”
“We have achieved phenomenal progress in access in the past three years. The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has set the tone of what is ahead of us.  He is making clear that improvements in the distribution of health infrastructure is a high priority for his government.”
“The focus is on delivering on the largest investment by any government in our healthcare infrastructure in the last fifty years by constructing
88 standard design 100-bed hospitals with accommodation for doctors and nurses in the Districts without hospitals, 6 new regional hospitals in the six new regions, and infectious disease centres for each of the three ecological zones: coastal, northern and middle belt zones in the country, and as well as the Ghana Centre for Disease Control,” Dr. Bawumia stated.
The Vice President further indicated that the government will complete on-going hospital projects and their related infrastructure, as well as review major bottlenecks in the acquisition of medical equipment, including the excessive reliance on loans.
The launch of the scholarship for postgraduate training of doctors is a fulfillment of a promise by President Akufo-Addo to fully fund the postgraduate training of Ghanaian doctors.
BY: 24NEWS.NEWS/GHANA

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