DCE cuts sod for Kenyasi Hospital expansion project
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Asutifi North in the Brong Ahafo region, Anthony Mensah on Thursday cut sod for the construction of both male and female wards, maternity ward, nurses’ quarters and theater as part of the districts vision to upgrade its health centre into a district hospital.
Date Created : 11/13/2017 4:25:11 AM : Story Author : Cliff
He reiterated government’s commitment to providing efficient healthcare facilities in the country to address the health needs of Ghanaians for development hence the assembly was committing an amount of GHc 1,879,914.57 in the development of its health infrastructure.
He observed that, being a mining area, it was important to have a district hospital to cater for the health needs of people who visit the area to transact business.
Mr. Mensah appealed to the contractors to work diligently to ensure work is complete on schedule.
The District Director of Health Services, Richard Kwasi Henneh, for his part said the project was a dream comes true as his outfit had concluded all arrangements for the upgrade of the health centre to a district hospital.
He disclosed there was increasing reports of HIV/AIDs and Hepatitis infections recorded at the Out Patient Department (OPD) and appealed to parents and guardians to partner his outfit to step up education on the menace.
He mentioned inadequate staff, transportation, weak finances and inadequate staff and office accommodation as the major challenge facing healthcare delivery in the district and appealed to government and donors to come to their aid.
The District Health Director further appealed for the construction of CHPs compounds to serve the remote areas in the district.
The source of funding for the project will be from royalties and is expected to be complete in 10 months.
The DCE and his entourage later commissioned a 3-Unit Classroom Block with an office, Staff room and ICT centre for Kwakuri D/A Junior High School at the cost of GHc 177,766.05. The project constructed by Movelta Company Limited was completed in 5 months.