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Providing New and Improving Existing Infrastructure, Surest Way to Improve Healthcare Delivery - Agyeman-Manu

Providing New and Improving Existing Infrastructure, Surest Way to Improve Healthcare Delivery - Agyeman-Manu

The Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu (MP), has noted that the best way for the country to have a robust healthcare system is by providing new as well as improving on the existing healthcare facilities. He said this at the sod cutting ceremony of the government’s Agenda 111 project at Trede where commencement of the construction of the hospitals officially started.

A USD17million has been budgeted for the construction of each one hundred and four District Hospitals across the length and breadth of the country by the government to aid in the fight against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Health Minister, government is mindful of the health of its citizens. “A healthy people guarantee a healthy nation and government been mindful of this fact has moved to show the people its commitment to improve the health status of poor residents in the country. The surest way of improving healthcare is through providing new health infrastructure or improving existing ones across the length and breadth of the country,” he said.

He added that, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is showing his unwavering commitment in the healthcare system to help deepen the healthcare delivery at all levels and ensure that Ghanaians have high quality to healthcare.

According to Hon. Agyeman-Manu the policy of his Ministry is to provide health facilities at where communities are willing to provide adequate land for the project and to take care of the future.

Speaking specifically on the commencement of the Trede district hospital is an indication that government is keen to providing good healthcare for the people of Trede and its environs adding that the population of Trede is increasing rapidly based on the current 2020 census data, as such an additional equipped hospital is needed to meet the healthcare demand of the people.  “The strong desire of the Trede people which Nanamom offer a land for the construction of the district hospital.  The Ministry of health under my watch has made significant progress in addressing the infrastructure gap in the health sector,” he said

The Minister concluded by imploring that whilst the government is putting the necessary measures to provide infrastructure and the requisite medical equipment, citizens must take the COVID-19 serious to avoid spreading whilst the government is also doing its best.

 

Source: Nana Agyei Sikapa Ofosu-Manu

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