The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has showered praises on President Akufo-Addo on his promise to provide an ultra-modern teaching hospital in the Volta Region to boost health care in the region reckoning that it is only an upgrade of the Volta Regional Hospital.
Speaking on Accra-based Okay FM Wednesday, he noted that it is indeed a very welcoming development and that it is imperative that every President goes to the ground to have checks in the regions other than rely on reports from regional ministers or representatives in the various regions.
He also emphasized that, the Volta Region has not had an ultra-modern teaching hospital to cater for or accelerate healthcare delivery in the region.
He, however, noted that the late president John Evans Atta Mills started a new university in the Volta Region, University of Health and Allied Sciences to train Doctors, nurses, laboratory Technicians and other paramedics.
On the same issue, however, Mr. Ablakwa noted that what the president has announced to do is an upgrade of the Volta Regional Hospital to become a teaching hospital. “The discussions to upgrade the Volta Regional Hospital started during the tenure of the Under the NDC administration and you would realize that we set up a committee headed by the then Minister of Health, Alex Segbefia”
“The announcement President Akufo-Addo has done is to continue the work we began to upgrade the Volta Regional Hospital… the President Akufo-Addo Cabinet has approved the decision.
He explained that what is going to be done is an upgrade of the Volta Regional Hospital into a teaching hospital.
Touching on some achievements of the NDC administration in the health sector, he said that it was during the tenure of former President Mahama that the Tamale Hospital was upgraded into a teaching hospital.