This is the Ashanti Regional Hospital, located at Sewua in the Bosomtwe District.
Physical works on the 250-bed capacity hospital have been completed awaiting provision of power supply and improved access road network to the facility.
When commissioned, this will be the third biggest health facility in the region, next to the Komfo Anokye Hospital and the yet-to-be completed 500-bed Military Hospital at Afari.
This modern health facility is fully equipped with among other facilities, gynaecology wards, an intensive-care unit, operation rooms, delivery suites, sterilization department and medical gas plant for the production of medical gases.
The facility, which is left with testing of equipment and commissioning, is expected to ease pressure on the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Ghana’s second-largest referral facility, when it becomes operational.
This is part of eight hospital projects, code named, ‘Ghana 8 No Hospital Project’ funded with $339million under the construction of Euroget De Invest.
“The arrangement to bring in a contractor to do eight hospitals including this one started from President Kuffuor’s time”. That is according to Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu.
The hospital has capacity to produce medical gases. It also has two power stations.
Barring any hitches, contractors working on the Ashanti Regional Hospital will hand over the facility to the government for use.
The Sewua Hospital is bounded by the Infectious Disease Treatment Center, one of 12 facilities built with Covid-19 funding across the country to manage infectious diseases.