The Sefwi Akontombra District Government Hospital was commissioned by H.E Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia at a short ceremony held on Saturday, 22nd July 2023 at the forecourts of the facility.

The 48-Bed capacity facility is made up of seven buildings comprising, the guard’s main building, the technical building, the staff house, the kitchen, and the mother and child building.

Also, the facility has an Administration block, an operation, and theatre block, a two semidetached, and a mortuary that can accommodate five bodies at a time.

The event was graced by the Chief of Akontombra, Nana Kwabena Ebi II, Kyidomhene of the Sefwi Wiawso Traditional Council, Nana Elluo Payin II, the Hon. Minister of Health, Mr. Kwaku Agyeman Manu, the Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Mr. Patrick Kuma Aboagye, the Hon. Members of Parliament for Sefwi Akontombra and Effiduase Asokore Constituencies, Mr. Alex D. Tetteh and Mr. Ayew Afriyie and the Hon. District Chief Executive for Sefwi Akontombra, Mr. Yawson Amoah.

Others in attendance were Staff of the District Assembly, MMDCEs in the Western North region, Traditional leaders in the district, Clergy, Health Workers, NPP party functionaries, students, and community members.

In his address, the Hon. Member of Parliament for the Constituency, Mr. Alex D. Tetteh, thanked the Vice President for the enviable and unprecedented development in the area since they won power in 2016. He commended the Traditional Authority for the allocation of land to construct the facility and solicited their continuous collaboration towards programs and projects that would bring development to the people. He appealed to the staff and workers of the facility to work diligently in their service and to properly maintain the place so that residents in the area will benefit from the hospital and achieve its purpose.

Mr. Kwaku Agyeman Manu highlighted that the facility was one of the many completed district hospitals under the Nana Addo-led NPP Government. He mentioned that the commencement of the Agenda 111 project, the Drone Delivery of Medical supplies, and the massive recruitment of health professionals under their administration is a testament to the government’s commitment to improving Ghana’s Health sector. He urged patrons to believe in the government to execute all promises made to the citizenry.

H.E. Vice President of the Republic, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, reiterated the health development projects being embarked upon by the NPP government. He outlined programs and projects including, 1 Ambulance 1 Constituency project and the mass recruitment of personnel to revamp the operations of the National Ambulance Service, the construction of new District and Regional Hospitals across the country, the Agenda 111 policy, effective management of COVID-19 pandemic, drone delivery of medical supplies and many others as a testament of governments interest in the improvement of the health sector.

He stated that the Akontombra Hospital is part of the five (5) ultra-modern hospitals and polyclinics contracted by the government in 2018 at an amount of €29 million. The other beneficiary communities included Bogoso, Mpohor, and Wassa Dunkwa.

He said that Government has estimated that between fourteen (14) to forty-five (45) projects under Agenda 111 would be completed in 2023. Beyond that, many hospitals under construction would be completed in due course.

He also revealed that Ghana had been adjudged the largest user of the drone delivery service of medical supplies to health facilities in the world. Again, through the collaboration of the Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service, and health workers, the country received commendations and was recognized as one of the best countries in the effective management of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On the digitalization agenda, he mentioned that the Digital renewal of NHIS cards and the plan to link all medical records of patients at the district and regional hospitals into a central system is going to help with the accessibility of healthcare.

He concluded that the Birth and Death Registry (BDR), the Ministry of Health (MoH), and the National Identification Authority (NIA) were collaborating to develop a system that would enable the issuance of National ID and Birth Certificate Numbers to babies at the weighing level in Ghana. He said the system would be operational in the next month.

Nana Kwabena Ebi II in his closing remarks, thanked the Government for the attention given to the community and the district as a whole. He however requested for additional support in areas including, a separate mortuary for the facility, posting of medical superintendents and technical staff, mechanization of casual workers into government payroll, and the construction of roads in the district.




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