British medical equipment supplier Sidhil announces £1m Ghana contract

stethoscope2A British medical equipment specialist says it has won a £1 million contract to equip six new hospitals in Ghana.

According to Sidhil, this contract is its latest.

Products selected for the new hospital facilities include beds, mattresses, overbed tables, couches, screens, curtains and a range of ancillary products, the company says.

The Halifax based company doesn’t however say when the contract was signed, but it made the announcement on March 11, 2015 on its website, adding that the first order tranche is worth £150,000.

The company also indicates that the hospitals are being constructed in communities across Ghana by British company NMS Infrastructure Ltd, and designed in partnership with Ghana’s Ministry of Health and “customised to meet the special needs at each of the locations.”

“All medical equipment for the hospitals is being sourced from the UK through facilitators The Medical Warehouse, supported by a UK-Ghana technical team,” it says.

In his State of the Nation Address to Parliament February 26, 2015, President John Mahama said in pursuant of its objectives of providing health care to citizens, the government was working at providing a total of 6000-bed hospitals around the country.

He noted 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 by 2017.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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