We have achieved the following in the health sector:
• Established the National Ambulance Service Training School;
• Trained over 500 Emergency Medical Technicians;
• Increased the number of Health Training Institutions to 95 in 2015;
• Increased the number of Licensed Midwives from 500 in 2009 to over 2,000 in 2015.
• Expansion of 400-bed Tamale Teaching Hospital to an 800-bed facility;
• Construction of 617-bed University of Ghana Teaching Hospital;
• Construction of new modern Emergency Department for the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital;
• Refurbishment of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for the Department of Surgery at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital;
• Refurbishment of the Operating Theatre at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital;
• Completion of the Eye Care Centre at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi.
• Commencement of construction of 500-bed Military Hospital in KumasI;
• Renovation and expansion of 104-bed Police Hospital in Accra;
• Construction of 130-bed Maritime Hospital in Tema.
• Upgrading and expansion of Greater Accra Regional Hospital at Ridge in Accra to 620-bed capacity;
• Construction of 250-bed Ashanti Regional Hospital at Sewua;
• Continuation of the construction of the Upper West Regional Hospital, Wa.
• Design, construction and equipping of six 120-bed District Hospitals with an integrated IT system at Dodowa, Fomena, Abetifi, Garu- Tempane, Kumawu and Sekondi;
• Upgrading of the Takoradi hospital;
• Expansion of the Bolgatanga hospital into a 386-bed facility;
• Design, construction and equipping of 60-bed District Hospitals for five district capitals – Salaga, Tepa, Nsawkaw, Twifo-Praso and Konongo-Odumasi;
• Construction of a 100-bed Madina Hospital in the Greater Accra Region;
• Initiation of processes for the commencement of five District Hospitals at Somanya, Buipe, Sawla-Tuna-Kalba, Tolon and Wheta.
The following have been completed and are currently operational:
• Five (5) Polyclinics in the Upper West Region at Wechau, Babile, Lambussie, Ko and Han;
• Five (5) Polyclinics in the Northern Region at Kpandai, Tatale, Janga, Chereponi and Karaga;
• Five (5) Polyclinics in the Western Region at Wassa Dunkwa, Bogoso, Nsuaem, Mpohor and Elubo;
• Five (5) Polyclinics in the Brong Ahafo Region at Nkrankwanta, Wamfie, Kwatire, Techimantia and Bomaa. Work is commencing on the construction of 16 more polyclinics as follows:
• Five (5) Polyclinics in the Greater Accra Region at Adenta, Ashaiman, Bortianor, Oduman and Sege;
• Ten (10) Polyclinics in the Central Region at Bisease, Gomoa Dawurampong, Binpong Akunfude, Etsii Sunkwa, Asikuma Gyamena, Agona Duakwa, Biriwa, Ekumfi Narkwa, Twifo Atimokwa and Gomoa Potsin;
•One (1) Polyclinic at Bamboi. Additional 20 Polyclinics will be constructed in Ashanti, Volta, Eastern and Upper East Regions. Health Centres We have constructed 18 Health Centres across the country. CHPS Compounds We have completed over 1,200 CHPS Compounds and an additional 1,600 are under construction.
• Reduced annual AIDS deaths by 43%;
• Achieved over 50% reduction in transmission of HIV from mother-to-child;
• Provided PMTCT (Preventing Mother to Child Transmission) services to 81% of pregnant women;
• Treated 66% of infected pregnant women to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV;
• Reduced drastically the prevalence of HIV among exposed babies to 8% at birth and 21% after breastfeeding down from 32%.
National Medical Equipment Replacement Programme
We have provided and supplied critical diagnostic and treatment equipment such as MRI machines, CT scan, fluoroscopy machine, x-ray machines, digital mammography machines, oxygen plants and ambulances to over 150 hospitals across the country.
The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS)
• Increased the out-patient utilisation of the NHIS from 9.3 million in 2008 to 29.6 million in 2015;
• Increased claims payment from GH¢183 Million in 2008 to GH¢1,073 billion in 2014;
• Established new Claims Processing Centres at Tamale, Cape Coast and Kumasi to decentralise and expedite processing of claims by service providers;
• Introduced e-Claims to deal with logistic challenges and reduce physical paper claims.
Accident and Trauma Centre
We have conducted preparatory work for the establishment of an Accident and Emergency Hospital at Buipe to cater for emergency and accident victims in the northern part of the central spine arterial road network.