The University of Ghana Teaching Hospital is set to commence full operations before the end of the year, this was due to a hint given by the deputy Health Minister of Ghana, Dr. Victor Bampoe.
He updated, “The University of Ghana Medical Center is at 95% completion of civil works for Phase 1. It is envisaged that it will be fully operational before the end of this year. Phase 1 has 650 beds and Phase 2 will add 350 beds to take the total number of beds to 1,000,” on his Facebook status.
The $217 million project is located on a 400 acre land behind the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research of the university.
It is being funded by a loan facility agreement between the Government of Ghana and the Government of Israel. The development of health facilities in the country is a key to the development of the continent as better health facilities will increase patronage even by the international community while increasing proceeds from health tourism, thereby boosting the nation’s economy.