President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has cut sod for the construction of Trauma Hospital at Anyinam, in the Atiwa East constituency, and a 40-bed district hospital at Kwabeng, in the Atiwa West constituency, in the Eastern Region.
The ceremony was performed yesterday as part of the President’s tour of the Eastern Region.
The Trauma Hospital project has been made possible by a Fifty-five-million-euro facility from Deutsche Bank, part of which will also be used for three other projects, namely a new hospital at Obuasi East; the rehabilitation of the existing Obuasi Government Hospital; and the remodeling of the Enyiresi Hospital.
The Trauma Hospital will, among other components, have an emergency department with a triage, three operating theatres, recovery rooms, resuscitation rooms, and a plaster room; diagnostics centre to include a CT scan, x-ray, fluoroscopy, laboratory and a blood bank; and outpatient department including pharmacy and consulting rooms.
It will also have a public health department, medical administration, 100 beds for in-patient wards, including a trauma and orthopedic ward, 30 beds for other interventions requiring temporary stay, staff housing, and a mortuary.
At Kwabeng, the President said Government has secured funding towards the construction and equipping of 12 hospitals with the associated staff accommodation facilities for workers, with Kwabeng as one of the beneficiary communities.
The Kwabeng Hospital will be constructed by VAMED Engineering GmbH of Austria, a global leader in the construction of healthcare facilities; and the other beneficiary communities are Jumapo, Nkwatia, Achiase and Adukrom, in the Eastern Region; Suame, Drobonso, Sabronum, Manso Nkwanta, Twedie, in the Ashanti Region; and Kpone Katamanso, in the Greater Accra Region.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has assured the President that the Abomoso Model Senior High School, which is one of the nine new model schools being constructed by Government, will be completed by the end of the year.
According to him, the establishment of these new senior high schools comprises the construction of seven new Senior High Schools and the upgrading of two existing schools into model schools, making a total of nine schools.
The Abomoso Model Senior High School is fitted with the full complement of amenities such as playing fields, administrative buildings, libraries, and dormitories. Additionally, the V-Block in the school has a total of 24 classrooms, as opposed to 12 classrooms in the E-Blocks constructed by the former administration.