President Akufo-Addo has disclosed that government will this year begin the construction of 88 district and 6 regional hospitals.
The President in his 8th address to the nation on Covid-19 said the new six regions and some 88 districts in the country are without hospitals.
According to the President, this will be a major investment in healthcare infrastructure and the largest in the history of the country.
“There are 88 districts in our country without district hospitals, we have six new regions without regional hospitals, we do not have infetious deisease control centres doted across the country and we do not have enough testing and isolation centres for disease liek Covid-19. We must do something urgently about this. That is why government has decided to undertake a major investment in our healthcare infrastructure the largest in our history, we will this year begin constructing 88 hospitals in districts without hospitals which means 10 in Ashanti, 9 in volta, 9 in Central, 8 in Eastern, 7 in Greater Accra, 7 in Upper East, 5 in the North, 5 in Oti, 5 in Upper West, 5 in Bono, 4 in Western North, 4 in Western, 3 in Ahafo, 3 in Savannah, 2 in Bono East and 2 in North East region.
The President has also extended the ban on social gathering for another two weeks.
This will take effect from Monday April 27 at 1 am.
“The strong consensus that emerged from these and other consultation is that the existing measures must be maintained for now, until we have a firm grip on the virus. This consensus is supported by data and science and I’m also very much of this view, accordingly by Executive Instrument extended for another two weeks the suspension of all public and social gatherings. “