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2022 Mid-Year Budget: Phase 2 of Upper East Regional hospital to be equipped before year 2022 ends

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The government has announced plans to equip phase two of the Upper East Regional Hospital in Bolgatanga before the end of the year 2022.

Phase two of the project started in 2014 and was completed in 2016. Phase two of the hospital project has a bed capacity of about 275.

But due to the lack of equipment, the facility has since not been put into use since its completion in 2016.

But finance minister, Ken Ofori-Atta says governments intend to equip phase two of the Upper East Regional hospital to augment health delivery.

“Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to report that work has commenced and are at various stages of construction in 87 out of the 111 sites earmarked for the Agenda 111 project. With the majority of the contractors at various sites, we are well on course to bridge the health inequality gap and strengthen the health system nationwide. Furthermore, the following Health infrastructure projects are expected to be completed by the end year 2022. These are; construction of one district hospital and five Polyclinics in Western Region (Akontombra, Nsuaem, Elubo, Wassa Dunkwa, Bogoso, and Mpohor); expansion and equipping of four selected facilities project in Aburi (Kom), Tetteh Quashie, Kibi and Atibie); and equipping of Upper East (Bolgatanga) Regional Hospital, Phase II.”

Mr. Ofori-Atta disclosed this while delivering the 2022 mid-year budget in parliament.
Phase two of the hospital project is funded by the Saudi Fund for Development, while Berock Ventures Limited is undertaking the actual construction.

The project comprised dental, imaging, pharmacy, accident, and emergency, intensive care, Ear, Nose and Throat, eye, mental health, public and herbal medicine units, etc. Other units of the facility a mortuary and laundry, laboratory, and blood bank.

Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1Mhz|Joshua Asaah|Ghana

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