Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta has indicated that the government will soon commence the second phase of the construction of the University of Ghana Teaching Hospital, also known as the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC).
“Mr. Speaker, to address the inadequate health facilities that continue to bedevil our fellow Ghanaians, Government has received Parliamentary approval for a USD50m loan to complete Phase II of the University of Ghana Medical School which is awaiting the conclusion of a Value for Money audit,” he said in 2018
Delivering the 2020 budget in Parliament on Wednesday, Ken Ofori-Atta highlighted that the commencement of the phase two of the project was one of the numerous projects that the government would undertake in the coming year.
The Finance Minister also noted that as part of government’s quest to reduce regional disparities and bring service closer to the people government was keen on completing 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).
Work will also commence on the following projects in 2020:
i. Construction of Koforidua Regional Hospital and achieve 30 percent 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 percent
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
Ken Ofori-Atta further disclosed that the drone project will also be rolled out nationwide to ensure that essential services such as blood and medical products delivery are extended to deprived areas of the country.