President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has cut the sod for the construction of an accident and emergency centre at the Dormaa Hospital in the Dormaa Municipality in the Bono Region.
The project is part of a €140-million fund secured by the government for the construction of some health facilities, including a new hospital in Tema, the reconstruction of the Central Medical Stores, and the construction of a new 100-bed district hospital at Nkoranza in the Bono East Region.
Upon completion, the 45-bed accident and emergency centre would have a 12-bed Triage, 33-bed ward, surgical suite, imaging services, laboratory, plaster room and a laboratory, a statement from the Presidency said.
At the ceremony at Dormaa last Thursday, President Akufo-Addo said the people of Dormaa, with a population of about a million, deserved a befitting modern accident and emergency facility to replace the existing one.
“I am reliably informed by the Minister of Health that the entire Dormaa Hospital is in need of a major facelift, apart from what is being done today. You can be assured that the minister will work to complete in due time what is being started today,” he added.
President Akufo-Addo said the project was being undertaken at great cost to the taxpayer and, therefore, appealed to the chiefs and people of Dormaa to help ensure that the infrastructure and equipment were duly maintained for the benefit of all.
On behalf of the government and people of Ghana, the President expressed gratitude to the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG) which, he said, continued to partner the government to bring health care to the doorstep of ordinary citizens.
“I am very hopeful, by the grace of God, that we are on the threshold of something remarkable in Ghana,” he added.
The President expressed appreciation to the chiefs and people of Dormaa for the unflinching support they had given his administration.
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“One of your own, your excellent Member of Parliament (MP) for Dormaa Central, Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, is the Minister of Health who has conducted himself with great credit, especially during this difficult period of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“He has been a true pillar of my government and I am happy that under his watch as Health Minister, Dormaa Hospital is being fitted with this centre,” he said.
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