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Ghana Health-related Association endorses construction of 94 new hospitals, describes approach as fair

The Ghana Health-related Association claims it is in entire assist of a selection by President Akufo-Addo, to assemble new hospitals in all districts and regions that lack overall health services.

This follows an announcement by authorities that ideas have been place in spot to ensure that some 88 districts in the region and the 6 freshly established areas all get health and fitness facilities inside a yr.

“88 districts devoid of hospitals is not anything that we should not be fearful about. So even though we test to resolve the ongoing kinds we must also begin to feel about them.

“Imagine these 88 districts practical experience an outbreak of any form of infectious ailment and they never have any area to manage them, how are we going to shift on?”, Standard Secretary of the Ghana Health care Affiliation, Dr Justice Yankson stated on JoyNews’ Newsfile, Saturday.

In addition to the new services, President Akufo-Addo claimed, government will also beef up present laboratories and create new types across every region for tests.

He also indicated that a few infectious disease manage centres for each and every of the zones of our region, i.e. Coastal, Middle Belt and Northern, with the over-all goal of environment up a Ghana Centre for Ailment Management, will also be established.

But the announcement acquired mass rejection and backlash from Ghanaians who insist that, money budgeted for the venture need to be used on finishing abandoned overall health facilities commenced by the erstwhile Mahama administration.

Although the Minority in Parliament is arguing that it will be not possible for federal government to execute these kinds of an formidable challenge considering the fact that Ghana has outstretched its price range for 2020 and outside of due to the pandemic, flagbearer of the opposition NDC, John Dramani Mahama has requested President Akufo-Addo to refrain from what he explained as knee-jerk claims in his solution in the direction of discovering answers to the country’s challenges.

But the Ghana Healthcare Affiliation suggests the guarantees by the President are a stage in the suitable path.

According to Dr. Yankson, it is only honest that perform on new hospitals in every district commences even though federal government sees to the completion of outdated or abandoned ones.

“As the GMA has constantly said, these overall health facilities that have been left ought to be accomplished for the prevalent superior of Ghanaians.

“And it is distinct that some things to do are happening when it arrives to finishing previous assignments, possibly the difficulty is with the velocity at which this is becoming carried out.

“But 88 districts without having hospitals is a enormous variety in comparison to the quantity of facilities that are nonetheless to be done.

“So we can not ignore them specially in a region that has a plan that each individual district ought to have a healthcare facility. The problem of an infectious condition centre is just one that as a region, we have paid lip company to for a lengthy time, so if at this issue, Covid-19 has exposed a ton of inadequacies in our overall health program and the condition by the President has taken a determination to construct these infectious condition centres, for us (then) as the Ghana Healthcare Affiliation, we endorse it.

“We have generally referred to as for this,” Dr. Yankson said   

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