President Nana Akufo-Addo is currently calling on Ghanaians to judge him by his performance in the last 4 years in the quest to determine who should actually lead the country come December 7. The first gentleman of the land is convinced he has actually delivered on most of the promises he made to Ghanaians back in 2016.
The President in cutting a sod for a new 400-bed capacity regional hospital for Tema disclosed that his government is committed to the universal health coverage that will ensure Ghanaians have access to quality health care. This is what he was quoted saying;
“We are taking another step towards another extremely important objective of our country. That is to guarantee Universal Health Coverage for every single Ghanaian. That we will have access to good quality healthcare for every single Ghanaian”.
“I am so excited because this particular project has been on the drawing board for over a decade. 9 years ago, when I was working here, I was told that very soon we will stop keeping our women on the corridor and that the hospital will come. 8 years of NDC administration, the hospital never arrived. But today we are here to see the commencement of the project”.
According to report, the hospital which is expected to be completed in 2 years is part of a 160 million euros funding also for the Nkoranza general hospital in the Bono East Region as well as the reconstruction of burnt medical stores at Tema.
After completion, the Tema hospital will boast of a a 6 operational theaters, intensive care unit, housing facilities for staffs, pharmacy and others.
Bernard Okoe-Boye who happens to be the Deputy Health Minister is very optimistic that the health facility when completed will be of great help to the metropolis.