Source : ghanadistricts.com
[divider style=”simple”] EuroGet Group International, a project management and financing group, has pledged to handover to the Government two fully furnished regional and six district hospitals estimated at 339 million dollars within the next two years.
In addition, it would provide a 24-month defect liability period for government. The project is in line with the strategic objective of the Ministry of Health’s Five-Year Programme to strengthen health systems capacity to expand, manage and sustain high coverage of services.
The Ghana Eight Number Hospitals project has a concessionary credit of 36.5 per cent from EuroGet De-Invest S.A. of Egypt and would start between 30-60 days when soil investigations and site preparation had been completed.
Mr Joseph Marinoni, Ghana Country Director and Member of Board of Directors of the Group, disclosed this to journalists when the management donated two ambulances estimated at 250,000 dollars to the Ministry of Health in Accra.
He said that the Group assisted democratic African countries and Ghana had so far performed creditably and deserved the package. Mr Marinoni said that the beneficiary Regions were Ashanti and Upper West while the district hospitals would be built at Tain in the Tain District of Brong Ahafo Region, Madina/Adenta in Adenta Municipality in Greater Accra Region, Salaga in East Gonja District of Northern Region, Konongo-Odumasi in Asante Akim North Municipality in Ashanti Region and Twifo-Praso in Twifo-Heman-Lower Denkyira District in the Central Region.
The project, he said would respond to current growing urbanisation challenges in order to decongest the teaching hospitals. It would also address concerns of the National Health Insurance Scheme, increase access to health services with emphasis on areas with gaps, address health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with focus on maternal health.
It includes two state-of-the-art Regional and six District Hospitals; these are the 160-bed Regional Hospital at Wa, a 250-bed Ashanti Regional Hospital at Kumasi, a 100-bed at Madina-Adenta while the other district hospital would all have a 60-bed facilities.
Mr Said Deraz, Chairman of EuroGet Group International, presenting keys of the ambulances said management had already presented one to the Ministry of Defence.
Dr Ben. Kunbuor, Minister of Health, receiving the keys welcomed the donation, which would be sent to Bole in the Northern Region and Nadowli in Upper West Region. He said that the Ministry had put in place legislation for ambulance service that would coordinate activities of all ambulances in the country and make them effective and efficient.