Wednesday, 29 March

Nsawam gov't hospital maternity ward project begins

Health News
Nsawam Government Hospital

The Ministry of Health in some weeks to come will cut the sod for the construction of a new maternity ward for the Nsawam Government Hospital in the Nsawam/Adogyiri municipality of the Eastern Region.

This follows the intervention of the Majority Chief Whip and Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Frank Annoh-Dompreh, after he stormed the hospital to present a cheque of GH¢50,000 from his MPs Common Fund to add to the hospital’s Health Fund to establish a new maternity ward for the health facility.

The Minister for Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu, who signed the contract letter for the construction firm for the project to take off said “we are glad to inform you that, your firm has been awarded the contract to execute the said works at Nsawam Government Hospital.

According to the Minister for Health, the contractor "must proceed with the works as diligently as possible and complete the project in 12 calendar months (Forty-Eight (48) weeks) starting from the date of site handing over."

Aside from this project, Frank Annoh-Dompreh has recently donated 10 pieces of pulse oximeter gadgets to the hospital.

He said the gadgets worth $20,000 were meant to assist the hospital in delivering quality healthcare by helping to measure the oxygen saturation in patients.

He also hinted at plans to build the first Christian Teaching Hospital at Nsawam to reduce pressure on the health emergency centre.

Mr Annoh-Dompreh further pledged his commitment to helping improve health delivery in the constituency, indicating that he was touched by the plight of some patients when he visited them at the hospital.

He also expressed gratitude to the government for giving the green light for the project to take off.

Source: Mensah