Ghana to have 6000-bed hospitals by 2017 – Mahama

New University of Ghana Teaching Hospital
New University of Ghana Teaching Hospital

In pursuant of its objectives of providing health care to citizens, the Ghana government is working at providing a total of 6000-bed hospitals around the country, the president has said.

President John Mahama told Parliament in the State of the Nation Address 2015 that when all the construction of new hospitals and expansion programmes at existing hospitals around the country are completed, the country would have a total of 6000-bed hospitals around the country.

Among the hospitals he mentioned the under-construction 600-bed teaching hospital at the University of Ghana, Legon, the expansion of the Ridge Hospital in Accra to 420 beds, a 104 beds Police hospital and a new military hospital in Kumasi – 500 bed.

The president also mentioned that the Tamale would be expanded to 400 beds and a 130-bed maritime hospital would be constructed in Tema.

He listed hospitals and health centres in other districts as part of the total.

The hospitals include:

  1. A 617-bed University of Ghana Teaching Hospital
  2. The 420-bed Ridge Hospital Expansion Project
  3. A 104-bed Police Hospital Project
  4. The 500-bed Military Hospital Project in Kumasi
  5. The Second phase of the Tamale Teaching Hospital Expansion Project which will add another 400 beds to the existing 400 beds
  6. A 160-bed Upper West Regional Hospital
  7. A 130-bed Maritime Hospital, Tema
  8. The 295-bed Bolgatanga Regional Hospital

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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