Cabinet of Ghana has approved the funding of €26 million to accomplish four health projects.
The amount would be consumed to construct two district hospitals at Akontombra and Elubo in the Western Region, furthermore, the facility would support to build polyclinic at Bogosu as well as upgrading of polyclinic in Mpohor.
The approval has been directed to Parliament and following considerations the project would be deployed.
Communications Minister, Edward Omane Boamah said,
“This is just another demonstration of President John Mahama’s commitment to expand access to quality healthcare delivery across the country by bridging the gap in service delivery through the provision of additional health infrastructure among others,”
Dr Boamah explained the long-term objectives of multi-million project was to cut down the mortalities graph in these districts, particularly child deaths, maternal deaths and HIV, AIDS and Malaria related deaths.
Earlier, Cabinet also approved a similar project to construct 15 polyclinics in the Greater Accra and Central regions. Whereas other health projects are being undertaken by the administration, including the University of Ghana Teaching Hospital, the Kumasi Military Hospital, Phase two of the Tamale Teaching Hospital, the Police Hospital expansion project and the Ridge Hospital expansion.
“As a government founded on the social democratic tradition, the John Mahama administration remains committed to its philosophy and desire to improve access to quality health care in deprived areas in order to reduce morbidity, disability and mortality,” Dr Boamah added.
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