So far, 88 hospitals under government’s much-touted Agenda 111 Health Infrastructure Project are currently under construction and progressing steadily, says Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah. With a total of 111 healthcare facilities planned, the project will provide hospitals to 101 outstanding districts and regional and specialized hospitals across the country. During a recent site inspection of the projects which began in Trede in the Ashanti Region, where President Akufo-Addo first cut sod for its commencement some two years ago, Mr. Oppong Nkrumah expressed satisfaction with the steady progress of construction.
88 Facilities Under Construction - Milestones Achieved
He said the progress of Health Infrastructure Project has been impressive, with 88 of the intended 111 health facilities already under construction. The government's commitment to improving healthcare infrastructure and accessibility is evident through these significant achievements. Once completed, these state-of-the-art healthcare facilities will cater to various medical needs, including surgical theaters for maternity, obstetrics, and gynecology, as well as male, female, pediatric, and isolation wards.
Meticulous Planning and Collaborative Efforts
To ensure smooth execution, the project has been divided into eight zones, with each zone consisting of an average of 14 sites. Dedicated teams of consultants, including architects, civil engineers, structural engineers, mechanical engineers, and biomedical engineers, are working tirelessly to guarantee the success of the construction process.
Challenges Addressed - Unwavering Commitment
Minister Nkrumah acknowledged the challenges faced during the project's implementation. However, he reassured the public that the government remains steadfast in delivering high-quality healthcare facilities. The vision of transforming Ghana's healthcare system is becoming a reality, and the nation will soon witness an unprecedented achievement.
Community Support - Crucial for Success
The Minister emphasized the importance of community engagement and collaboration to ensure the seamless integration and optimal functionality of the healthcare facilities. All stakeholders, including local beneficiary communities, traditional leaders, youth, and actors in the local health sector, are called upon to rally behind Agenda 111 and provide their unwavering support.
A Future of Quality Healthcare
Agenda 111 promises a brighter future for Ghana's healthcare system, with cutting-edge facilities and amenities that will cater to the diverse medical needs of the population. Furthermore, doctors, nurses, and other healthcare personnel will have accommodation provided within the hospital premises, enhancing the accessibility and efficiency of healthcare delivery.