Outgoing President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday inaugurated the first phase of the University of Ghana Medical Centre.
With barely 48 hours to the end of his tenure, the president who inaugurated the facility said President-elect Nana Addo has assured him that the Legon Medical Center project will be given maximum priority under his administration.
The Centre together with Korle Bu will serve medical students from the University of Ghana.
The medical centre is the first of its kind in the sub-region. It has a hotel facility attached to it.
The Medical Center is an ultra-modern facility for service delivery, training and research. It will be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for trauma and emergency services with a helipad and internal medicine, including surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, cardiology, heart surgery and medicinal imaging.
Construction of the facility started on March 12, 2011, with a sod-cutting ceremony by the then president Professor John Evans Atta Mills.
In June 2011, Cabinet gave approval for a loan facility from Israel for the design, construction, and installation of medical equipment for the 617-bed Hospital facility for the University of Ghana.