Akufo-Addo has no political will to complete 88 hospitals in a year – Special aide to Mahama
Special aide to Mahama, Joyce Bawa Mogtari, has said Akufo-Addo led government can never build 88 hospitals within one year.
She said that massive hospital infrastructure by former President Mahama has been left to rot under the Akufo-Addo led government.
According to her, she is urging the current government to embark on a massive health infrastructure project.
In a Twitter post, she wrote: “What’s the plan for all of us as Ghanaians? Do we need to be promised unrealistic goals for the purpose of speech making? 88 hospitals within a year is a lie.
We have hospitals, put them to use, and let’s put the money back into the economy for the people of Ghana.”
President Akufo-Addo in a televised address to the nation during his updates on Ghana’s situation on the COVID-19 pandemic on Sunday, April 26, 2020, he said
“There are 88 districts in our country without hospitals. We have six new regions without regional hospitals. We do not have infectious disease control centers dotted across the country and we don’t have enough testing and isolation centers for diseases like COVID-19. We must do something urgently about this.”
“That is why the government has decided to undertake a major investment in our healthcare infrastructure – the largest in our history. We will, this year, begin constructing 88 hospitals in the districts without hospitals. It will mean 10 in Ashanti, nine in Volta, nine in Central, eight in Eastern, seven in Greater Accra, seven in Upper East, five in Northern, five in Oti, five in Upper West, five in Bono, four in Western North, four in Western, three in Ahafo, three in Savannah, two in Bono East and two in North-Easter regions.
“Each of them will be a quality, standard design 100-bed hospital with accommodation for doctors, nurses, and other health workers and the intention is to complete them within a year.”