President John Mahama says his government has spent more on the infrastructure in the health sector than any other government.
Speaking on Accra-based Uniiq FM as Ghana marked International Youth Day, Mahama said, “this period has seen some of the heaviest investment in health infrastructure. We have spent in excess of $1 billion dollars on health infrastructure alone”.
“Regional hospitals, district hospitals… they are too numerous to mention”, he listed.
Amongst the projects being undertaken, he said, are the Ridge Hospital, Police Hospital and the construction of a new teaching hospital at the University of Ghana, Legon.
He added that the country’s largest hospital, Korle Bu and the Tamale Teaching Hospitals have all been re-equipped.
Mr Mahama also indicated that the Wa Hospital and the new Military Hospital in Kumasi are being constructed..
He said government has secured funding for the construction of five polyclinics in the Brong Ahafo region, another five in the Western Region, Accra and 10 more in the Central region.
“The investment is phenomenal,” he said adding “the Tepa Hospital is ongoing, Konongo Hospital and Nsawkaw hospital…I mean there are just so many of them that are taking place”.
“We are building also hundreds of CHIPS compounds in rural areas that are hard to reach and we are staffing them with professionals that can help reduce maternal mortality and treat small ailments, there’s so much that is going on”.
He also indicated that 31 new nurses and midwifery training schools to train health professionals are being built.
Simply put, “this era has seen some of the largest investments in health facilities than any other period in our history”, the president said.