- Hajia Alima Mahama, has instructed the various district assemblies who have been captured to have benefitted from the 88 hospitals to release a minimum of 15 acres of land
- The structures are to augment the bigger facilities in the cities
- It is expected to be completed within a year
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The Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama, has instructed the various district assemblies who have been captured to have benefitted from the 88 hospitals to release a minimum of 15 acres of land for the projects.
The exercise is expected to be completed with all necessary documents prepared by Sunday, May 31, 2020
In a letter issued and signed by the minister, she further urged Regional Ministers overseeing the selected districts to take a personal interest in facilitating the smooth take-off of the project.
The district hospitals that would be built will be standard 100-bed facility and would also have accommodation for staff.
President Akufo-Addo earlier stated that 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, 88 district hospitals are going to be built.
According to the president, the virus had 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.
Additionally, President Akufo-Addo gave an indication that work will soon commence on three infectious disease control centres for each of the zones of the country to improve Ghana’s testing capacities with regards to contagious illnesses.
Meanwhile, Ghana's confirmed coronavirus case count has astronomically risen to 5,918 since it was last recorded at 5,715.
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