The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has on Friday commissioned a sixty-bed Tain Hospital, located in Nsawkaw, in the Bono Region.
The new hospital has 21st century equipment and facilities and are designed to be capable of future expansion into teaching hospital.
This hospital, initiated by former President John Agyekum Kufuor in 2008 as part of the ‘Ghana Hospitals Project was executed by Euroget De-Invest s.a (EDI) of Egypt.
Present at the commissioning ceremony were the health minister Hon, Kwaku Agyemang Manu, Minister for Trade and industry Hon Alan Kyeremanteng, the Bono Regional Chairman Kwame Baffoe (Abronye DC) among other bigwigs in the party.
Nana Okogyeaman Duodu Apim II, the Omanhene for Tain Traditional Council speaking at the durbar to commission the project extolled President Nana Akufo-Addo for embarking on developmental projects in the region especially Tain Constituency.
This Hospital, according to the President Akufo-Addo, has been long awaited in Tain, and it is good that, today, the demand for a Municipal Hospital of quality has been realized, as residents and surrounding health facilities will now gain access to improved healthcare from the Tain area.
He said, It falls under the broader objective of providing infrastructure for the delivery of effective healthcare to the citizenry.
Other hospitals being constructed under this Project are a 250-bed Regional Hospital in Sewua, Kumasi, in the Ashanti Region and a six-bed District Hospital in Twifo Praso, in the Central Region.
It also included a 60-bed District Hospital at Tepa, Salaga, Konongo, Bono East, Savannah and Ashanti Regions. Another 500-bed Military Hospital at Afari again, in the Ashanti Region is being constructed.
All of these projects, the President stressed, are expected to be commissioned before the end of this year.