The construction of a 60-bed District Hospital at Nsawkaw, in the Tain District of Brong-Ahafo, is progressing steadily.
During a visit, engineers at the project site said the project was 60 per cent complete and would be ready by the end of October, this year.
The hospital will serve residents of the Tain District and adjoining districts like Banda. It would also serve as a clinical centre for students of the Seikwa Health Training School.
The Nsawkaw Hospital is one of the nine hospital projects being undertaken in the country by Euroget De-Invest (EDI), an Egyptian project management and financial group.
EDI is providing a concessional suppliers’ credit facility for the execution of the projects.
Other projects include 500-bed military hospital in Kumasi, and 250-bed regional hospital also in Kumasi, as well as 160-bed regional hospital at Wa in the Upper-West Region.
Conducting journalists around the Nsawkaw project site, Mahmoud Omran, Resident Site Engineer, said the facility would have all the relevant units and components of a modern healthcare delivery facility.
He mentioned radiology department, reproductive care unit, physiotherapy, emergency, sewage treatment plant, power station, mini-market, mortuary and 15-apartment staff housing unit, among others.
Engineer Omran stated that all the structures of the hospital will be disability-friendly.
On his part, Baba Anaba, Administrator of EDI, allayed public fears of any imminent financial constraints to stall the progress of the project, saying, “funds are readily available and there is no cause for alarm”.
He indicated that all the necessary medical equipment has started arriving in the country and installations would take off as soon as construction was done.
From Daniel Dzirasah,Nsawkaw