President Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaians that his government will ensure the completion of the 44-year-old abandoned Maternity and Children’s Block of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
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The President made the pledge on Friday, May 15, 2020, when he cut the sod for the reactivation of work for the construction of the forty-four (44) year facility.
According to Akufo-Addo the project, which is being funded by German Bank, Deutsche Bank, will cost €155 million and is expected to be completed within 36 months, with the construction being undertaken by Contracta.
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Once completed, the Maternity and Children’s Block will be a state-of-the-art, modern health edifice, with paediatrics, gynaecology and obstetrics units.
“It will serve as a referral centre for twelve (12) of the sixteen (16) regions of our country. It will be a seven hundred and fifty (750)-bed building, with outpatient areas for adults and children, and it will have ten (10) operating theatres and diagnostic rooms, fully equipped with X-Ray, ultrasound, and mammography facilities,” he said.
The facility will also house an intensive care unit, a high dependency unit, isolation rooms, and student lecture halls, with the capacity to provide catering services for staff, patients, and students.
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The President reinforced the commitment of government to providing access to healthcare to every Ghanaian, no matter where they are.
Touching on the COVID-19 fight, the President stressed that the rapid execution of policies, such as the ban on public gatherings, the closure of our schools and borders, has resulted in the country’s low COVID-19 infection, hospitalisation and death rates, some of the lowest in Africa and the world.
He, thus, encouraged all in Asanteman and the rest of Ghana to observe the social distancing and enhanced hygiene protocols.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that in the bid to combat the consequences of coronavirus, Italy will be giving temporary work permit to 500,000 illegal migrants.
The migrants are considered important as they will be helping the country to pick crops and care for the elderly in the country.
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