Health Minister-designate Kweku Agyeman-Manu has revealed that 13 districts are yet to provide lands for the construction of their share of President Nana Akufo-Addo’s 88 district hospitals promise.
According to the Minister-designate, President’s “vision” was “supposed to have been translated into action” so he “set up a committee at the presidency, led by the Chief of Staff”.
He further pointed that, What they asked them to do immediately was to write to all the district directors for health services to allocate land and give us the site plans of where they want these district hospitals to be sited. He told the vetting committee.
During the 2020 campaign season, the President made the promise saying: “There are 88 districts in our country without district hospitals; we have six (6) new regions without regional hospitals; we do not have five infectious disease control centers dotted across the country, and we do not have enough testing and isolation centers for diseases like COVD-19.”
“We must do something urgently about this”. President stressed
However, the Minister-designate revealed during the vetting that, the number of hospitals earlier planned has increased from 88 to 111 due to the inclusion of some other regional hospitals.
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