Gov’t to build 88 new district hospitals, 6 regional hospitals starting 2020

Construction works on the 88 new district hospitals and six regional hospitals will start this year

The government has announced plans to revamp the healthcare delivery system by undertaking major infrastructural development across the country.

Addressing Ghanaians on Sunday, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said his government will construct a total of 88 new district hospitals and six regional hospitals starting this year.

“Each of them will be a quality, standard-design, one hundred-bed hospital, with accommodation for doctors, nurses and other health workers, and the intention is to complete them within a year,” the President revealed.

The President has repeatedly said the coronavirus situation has exposed the lapses in healthcare delivery in the country.

Attributing the development to years of neglect, President Akufo-Addo said his government has decided to undertake a major investment in “healthcare infrastructure, the largest in our history.”

The construction of the eighty-eight (88) hospitals in the districts without hospitals will commence this year, the President said.

Find the regional distribution of the 88 new district hospitals below:

(a) Ten (10) in Ashanti,

(b) Nine (9) in Volta,

(c) Nine (9) in Central,

(d) Eight (8) in Eastern,

(e) Seven (7) in Greater Accra,

(f) Seven (7) in Upper East,

(g) Five (5) in Northern,

(h) Five (5) in Oti,

(i) Five (5) in Upper West,

(j) Five (5) in Bono,

(k) Four (4) in Western North,

(l) Four (4) in Western,

(m) Three (3) in Ahafo,

(n) Three (3) in Savannah,

(o) Two (2) in Bono East, and

(p) Two (2) in North East Regions.

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