HEALTH: "Our 3-And-Half Year Achievements In Health Sector Is Unprecedented" - Dr. Bawumia
Ghana's second gentleman, Vice President Bawumia has stressed that the achievements achieved by the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in its three and half years of governance is unprecedented.
According to him, the NPP since 2017 has been able to embark on numerous infrastructure development in the health sector.
Speaking at a virtual Government Townhall Meeting and Results Fair showcasing the NPP's infrastructure record in Accra, the Vice President said "Contracts for the construction of 429 CHPS compounds in rural communities. 243 are completed and commissioned for use, 186 are at various stages of completion. Of the 55 maternity blocks and wards being constructed at different health facilities across the country, 36 have been completed and 19 are at various stages of completion"
He added some of the completed projects are in communities such as Aduman in the Afiagya Kwabre district, Frimponso in the Atiwa district, Bawku Central, Aveyime in the North Tong district, Danladi in the Nkwanta North, and many more.
Dr Bawumia said “In collaboration with the private sector, we have delivered the first ever Infectious Disease Centre in Ghana. This was constructed within 100 days and has since been commissioned for use. To improve delivery of essential services at deprived and remote communities across the country, in collaboration with Zipline, we have constructed the four drone centres at Omaneko in the Eastern region, Walewale in the North east Region, Mampong in the Ashanti Region and Sefwi Wiaso in the Western North region"
He hinted that as at the end of June 2020, 79800 medical products were been delivered to 945 health facilities, adding it has delivered over 2500 Covid samples to testing centres in Accra (Noguchi) Kumasi (KCCR).
The Vice President however emphasised that the 307 well-equipped state of the art ambulances have been procured and are been managed by the National Ambulance Service, with each constituency being allocated at least one.
“In addition to what we have done, we have also completed several health projects that we inherited from the previous government. Out of 30 infrastructure projects inherited, we have completed 16 of them including 10 polyclinics and 2 district hospitals. There is also ongoing construction of another 9 district hospitals" he concluded.
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Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith