President Nana Akufo-Addo’s Health Minister designate, Kweku Agyemang Manu has revealed that not a single of the 88 District hospitals promised by His Excellency Nana Akuffo Addo has construction started on.
President Akufo-Addo announced the construction of hospitals in some 88 districts across the country last year during the covid 19 outbreak. He promised to build for districts that had no health centers and hospitals before the year 2020 goes to an end, and that construction was going to begin in July 2020.
The President disclosed this in his eighth address to the nation that “there are (88) districts in our country without district hospitals; we have six (6) new regions without regional hospitals; we do not have five infectious disease control centres dotted across the country; and we do not have enough testing and isolation centres for diseases like COVD-19. We must do something urgently about this. We will, this year, begin constructing 88 hospitals in the districts without hospitals.
However, the health minister designate told the vetting committee of parliament today that not a single of those hospitals has began constructed anywhere nor began construction, and that it was the president’s vision that they needed to actualize.
He added that his ministry is still working on acquiring lands across the country for construction works to begin.
Regional Breakdown of the promised 88 District hospitals
Greater Accra (7)
Upper East (7)
Upper West (5)
Western North (5)
Bono East (2)
North East (2)
Filed By : Agaatorne Douglas Asaah / awakenewsroom.com