President Akufo-Addo has cut-sod for the construction of a two-storey 100-bed capacity hospital at Shama on his final-day tour of the Western Region.
The district hospital project which will cost 42 million euros is being funded by the Governments of Ghana and China.
The project, which is expected to be completed within 36 months includes clinical and support facilities, accident and emergency units as well as a 100-seater capacity outpatient waiting area.
The President said the hospital when completed will create jobs.
“Phase one of this hospital project will involve the construction of a 285-bed facility out of the total capacity of 600 beds. Once fully completed, it will be fitted with the requisite teaching and learning facilities and will be positioned in the Eastern Region. The strategic objectives of this hospital are in line with those of the Ministry of Health Development Plan.”
The hospital forms part of the 88 hospitals the President promised to build across the country to augment the government’s efforts at containing the novel Coronavirus.
The standard 100 -bed facilities which will be in districts without hospitals will also have accommodation for staff.