As part of the government quest to reduce regional disparities and bring service closer to the people, the government has announced to invest massively in the health sector in 2020
The Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta who presented the 2020 Budget Statement and Economic Policy said President Nana Akufo-Addo’s Government will complete the following projects in 2020:
i. Regional Hospital in Kumasi and 4 No. District Hospitals with Staff Housing at Twifo-Praso, Konongo-Odumasi, Tepa and Nsawkaw;
ii. Bekwai District Hospital;
iii. Upper East (Bolgatanga) Regional Hospital; and
iv. Greater Accra Regional Hospital, Ridge (Phase II).
Construction of the following facilities will continue:
i. 80 per cent completion on the Construction of 5 District Hospitals in Sawla, Tolon, Somanya, Buipe and Wheta and a Polyclinic In Bamboi;
ii. 40 per cent Completion of Maternity and Children’s Block at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in the Ashanti Region;
iii. 35 per cent completion on the Construction of One District Hospital and Five Polyclinics in Western Region at Akontombra, Bogoso, Wassa Dunkwa, Mpoho, Elubo and Nsuaem;
iv. 60 per cent completion of the expansion and equipping of four selected facilities at Aburi, Kibi, Atibie and Mampong.
Work will also commence the following projects in 2020:
i. Construction of Koforidua Regional Hospital and achieve 30 per cent completion;
ii. Construction of University of Ghana Teaching Hospital (Phase II);
iii. Construction of Maternity Block at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital;
iv. Reconstruction of Tema Regional Hospital;
v. Reconstruction of the Central Medical Store;
vi. Rehabilitation and expansion of Shama and La General Polyclinics and achieve 30 per cent completion;
vii. Refurbishment of Surgical Block at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital;
viii. Construction of Urology and Nephrology Centre at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital;
ix. Construction of Western Regional Hospital at Sekondi-Takoradi;
x. Construction of 4 No. 60 bed District Hospital at Atebubu, Sampa and Sandema;
xi. Construction of 10 No. 40-Bed Hospitals in Ashanti and Eastern Regions; and
xii. Construction of New District Hospitals at Obuasi and Trauma Hospital at Anyinam.