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21.03.2009 Health

Chinese Government to establish a general hospital at Teshie

By gna

Chinese government is to make available a grant
of seven million dollars for the construction of a 100-bed capacity general hospital in Ghana.

The ultra modern hospital, to be sited at Teshie would also have an

anti malaria centre and is scheduled to be completed in about two years.

Mr Yu Wenzhe Ambassador of China told journalists on Friday when he paid

a courtesy call on the Health Minister Dr. George Yankey in Accra on his appointment to office.

He said there was a strong collaboration between Ghana and China and hoped this grant would further strengthen the collaboration adding, “The collaboration should bring progress to both countries.”

Mr Wenzhe said China government was ready to help boost this economic

and social infrastructure development for rapid development in Africa.

He said China government had introduce a scholarship scheme for civil servants to upgrade their skills in fields including medicine, engineering, economics and architecture.

Dr Yankey commended the Chinese government for the gift and said it was

a big relief to Ghana since it was going to solve one of the nation's biggest health problems, malaria.

He noted that the Ministry was liaising with the Chinese Ministry of Health for the establishment of a malaria research centre in Ghana and hoped the establishment of the hospital and the research centre would bring together the orthodox medicine and traditional Ghanaian medicine for smooth healthcare delivery.