Minister for Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu has given a firm assurance that the dilapidated maternity and surgical blocks of the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital will be rehabilitated soon.
According to him, funds have already been sourced for the rehabilitation of the two blocks adding that the terms of the funding are before the Finance Minister and he will certainly give it all the approval it needs when it comes before cabinet in order for the rehabilitation works to start as quickly as possible.
President Akufo-Addo as part of his 3 day tour of the Greater Accra region visited Ghana’s premiere facility, the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and complained about the sorry state of the two buildings saying it “breaks my heart, I saw in it the sign of a drastic decay that has engulfed our country”.
The Minister for Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, in his address said currently, only three of the ten regions have reconstructive surgery presence.
He assured that all efforts are being made by his Ministry to establish additional reconstructive surgery presence in the remaining seven regions of the country.
He urged managers of the new facility to adopt proper and adequate maintenance structures to keep the centre clean at all times.
The Health Minister registered sincere thanks to the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) for coming on board to help complete the project.