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    Government didn’t spend Ghc 636m before starting Agenda 111


     

     

    The Ministry of Finance has dismissed claims by the Minority in Parliament that the Government of Ghana spent Ghc 636 million even before cutting sod for the ambitious Agenda 111 hospital projects.

    According to the Ministry in a statement dated August 19, 2021, in 2020, Ghc 600 million was released to the Health Infrastructure Account at the Bank of Ghana to support the implementation of the District and Regional Hospital Projects, saying “this is the equivalent of the 100m US Dollars as announced by Government and will be disbursed in accordance with the project work plan.


    Background

    Ghana’s ambitious Agenda 111 hospital projects recent commenced.

    President Nana Akufo-Addo was in Trede, in the Atwima Kwanwoma District in the Ashanti Region, on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, to cut the sod symbolically for the commencement of Agenda 111.

    He described Agenda 111 as “the biggest ever investment in the nation’s healthcare sector is being made.”

    According to him, “Each hospital is being constructed at a cost of US$16.88 million, that is US$12.88 million for construction and US$4 million for medical equipment. All the hospitals are to be completed in eighteen (18) months. Work will commence on the regional and other hospitals in the latter part of the year.”

    The President said “These modern, fully equipped state-of-the-art hospitals, will have facilities for outpatient services, including consultation facilities for medical and surgical cases, ophthalmology and dental services, a physiotherapy unit, maternal and child health unit, public health unit, four (4) state of the art surgical theatres for maternity, obs and gynae, accident and emergency, and for general surgery and imaging facilities.”

    In addition, he noted that each hospital will have the full complement of male, female, paediatric and isolation wards. Provision has made for support facilities, which will include a kitchen, laundry, sterilisation department, mortuary, energy centre, maintenance department, and staff accommodation for doctors, nurses and other health workers.



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