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Encroachers threaten operations of Mankraso Government Hospital

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stethoscopeThe Administrator of Mankranso Government Hospital in the Ahafo-Ano South District, has expressed concern about the massive encroachment of the facility’s land by estate developers.

Mr Ben Kwabena Sintim said more than three acres of Hospitals total 10-acre acquired land is gone, and this is threatening operations.

The badly affected facility is the theatre, just 20 metres away from a house which produces a lot of smoke, which impinge on medical activities.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) Mr Sintim said the encroachers have also tapped pipelines connecting health facilities from the only mechanised bore hole serving the Hospital.

He said in 2011, Management of the hospital met with the traditional authorities of the town in a bid to find a lasting solution to the problem.

Dr Roberto-Frank Otchere, Medical Superintendent of the Hospital said the massive encroachment would undermine plans to make the facility a ‘Centre of Excellence’.

Mr Reuben Bedzrah, District Director of Health Service, said there was the need for collaboration between the government and the private sector to provide accommodation for medical staff to facilitate quality care.

Baffour Gyan, Chief Linguist told the GNA that the traditional authorities of Mankranso are very worried about the encroachment and trying to reverse the situation.

Mr Gabriel Barimah, District Chief Executive said the Assembly would liaise with the Hospital to work towards procuring the appropriate land titles and documents for the place.

Source: GNA

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