President cuts sod for construction of 400-bed maternity block and Urology centre at K’Bu

Must Read

GIJ to replace Deputy Rector, 13 others

The Ghana Institute of Journalism has advertised that it is accepting applications from suitably qualified persons for appointment to...

Photos of some new SHS facilities to tackle over-crowding

The Education Ministry appears prepared to accommodate students from the Junior High School who will be swarming to the...

We lie during campaign period – Mahama confesses

The flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama, has confessed to peddling falsehoods during campaign periods. Speaking...
ABC News Ghana is an investigative media house that focuses on politics, sports and the economy. Our work is thoroughly researched, balanced and fair. Our vision is to become the most preferred indigenous news brand for men in West Africa.

President of the republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday, August 11, 2020 cut sod for the construction of a 400-bed maternity block and a 110-bed Urology centre at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.

The new centres are expected to help reduce maternal and neonatal deaths in the country which is a step forward towards achieving universal health coverage.

Speaking at the commissioning ceremony, President Akufo-Addo noted that: “Government has secured an amount of 145 million euros from Standard Chartered Bank to cover the cost of the project with an export credit guarantee with Swedish export credit towards the reconstruction of the maternity block.”

According to him, once completed the 400-bed Maternity Block facility, “will contribute to addressing the persistent challenges of high maternal and child health morbidity and mortality in Ghana” and “also accelerate our progress towards the achievement of the SDGs through enhanced access to quality maternal and child health services.”

The President added that the project has an insurance cover of some 19 million euros and will be constructed through a joint venture.

The 12-storey maternity block when completed will boast a complete functional package with the delivery of maternal services with the following components – 400-bed capacity, 20 labour delivery room, 100 seater waiting area, 26 recovery wards, 18 treatment rooms, 24 consulting rooms, seven theatres, IVF services, accommodation for new mothers, 32 seater restaurant with a preparation area and an emergency unit.

This will make Korle Bu, the first public hospital to deliver IVF services in the country.

“The two (2) storey Urology and Nephrology Centre will have a thirty-one (31) suite dialysis station for persons with kidney disorders, and seventy (70) beds for genito-urinary patients. The Centre will also provide out-patient services, and serve as a resource base to conduct research into urology and nephrology cases,” he said.

The President was optimistic that the construction of these facilities at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital will put the hospital “in a strong position to give meaning to medical tourism services to neighbouring countries, thereby increasing its revenue base to expand services.”

SourceABC News

Submit your stories or articles to or Whatsapp them to +233 553620623

- Advertisement -


Latest News

Zenith Bank records another 1st in Digital Banking with the introduction of the GH Dual Card in partnership with GhIPSS

Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited has become the first in Ghana to roll out the Eazypay GH Dual Card, combining...

Special focus needed at Ridge Hospital; management becoming unbecoming – Anas

Investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas has indicated that special attention needs to be given to the management of the Greater Accra Regional Hospital because...

GJA demands swift action against Soldier for assualting TV3’s Journalist

The Ghana Journalists Association has called for an immediate investigation and prosecution of soldier suspected to have brutalized a TV3 journalist. Yesterday, a TV3 cameraman,...

46 foreign owned shops closed down at Circle after traders failed to regularize documents

Forty six foreign-owned shops have been closed down at Circle in Accra after traders failed to regularize documents, which allows them to continue trading...

Banking industry losses over GHC 33 million due to fraud in 2019

Fraud activities in Ghana's banking industry increased in 2019 compared to 2018, a report from the Bank of Ghana on fraud has revealed. The data...

More Articles Like This

%d bloggers like this: