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”Sehwi Akontombra Hospital’s Journey to Healthcare Equity”

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According to reports, the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has inaugurated the recently completed Sehwi Akontombra District Hospital in the Western North Region. The main aim of this action was to enhance the availability of quality healthcare in the region.

Alongside various other administrative divisions, the newly constructed medical facility, which was initiated in 2018, includes facilities like an outpatient department, a theater, modern hospital beds, a pediatric ward, wards for both males and females, a psychiatric unit, public health services, an x-ray department, a dispensary, and consultation rooms.

During his address to the attendees, the vice president conveyed that the government’s commitment to improving healthcare accessibility throughout the country is evident. This is demonstrated through the deployment of ambulances to each constituency, the utilization of drones for medical assistance, and other essential initiatives aimed at enhancing healthcare services.

Hon. Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, the health minister, expressed that the inauguration of the Sehwi Akontombra District Hospital serves as proof of President Akufo-Addo’s dedication to achieving Universal Health Coverage. This commitment is aimed at simplifying the process of accessing medical care for individuals, regardless of their location.

The Minister further mentioned that the government has completed the construction of six additional district hospitals, including the Akontombra District Hospital. These hospitals are expected to be prepared for official opening within a relatively short timeframe, thereby benefiting the communities they serve.

Present at the ceremony were Dr. Patrick Kuma Aboagye, the Director General of Ghana Health Services, Nana Ayew Afriyie, Chairperson of the parliamentary select committee on health, leaders from the Sehwi Wiawso traditional council, medical professionals, and residents of Sehwi Akontombra.

Source: patientlifematters.com

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