- President Akufo-Addo has revealed that government would soon start the construction of 88
- The structures are to augment the bigger facilities in the cities
- It is expected to be completed within a year.
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In a bid to augment the already existing health facilities that are fronting in the fight of the coronavirus otherwise known as the COVID-19, President Akufo-Addo has revealed that 88 district hospitals are going to be built.
According to the president, the virus has exposed the deficiencies and unequal distribution and health care facilities in the country.
The president said the government has over the years focused on infrastructure in the two big cities to the detriment of the rest.
Akufo-Addo said we do not have infectious disease control centres dotted across the country as well as testing and isolation centres for diseases like COVID-19.
The president stated that each of these hospitals would be a 100-bed hospital, with accomodation for doctors nurses and health workers.
He added that the intention of government is to finish these facilities with a year in order for them to be put to use.
With regards to the COVID-19 fight, YEN.com.gh reported that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced that the ban on the public gathering has been extended by an additional 2 weeks.
He made this known while addressing Ghanaians in a televised broadcast on Sunday, April 26, 2020 in his eighth address to the nation.
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