*For Obuasi Trauma & Accident Hospital
Story: Kwadwo OWUSU ADUOMI
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday, 4 October 2021, cut the sod for the construction of a 100-bed Trauma Hospital for the Obuasi Municipality.
The construction of the Obuasi Municipal Trauma Hospital is being facilitated by a €55 million facility acquired by the Akufo-Addo government, which will also be used to remodel and construct three projects, namely Atiwa East Hospital at Anyinam, rehabilitation of the existing Obuasi Government Hospital, and re-modelling of the Enyiresi Hospital.
The €55 million facility, secured through Deutsche Bank, with an insurance premium of €5,000,000 from African Trade Insurance, President Akufo-Addo said, would have a positive impact on the lives of people in the beneficiary communities.
The Obuasi Municipal Trauma Hospital project is to be undertaken by Universal Hospital Group (UHG), a 100%-owned Ghanaian company, and will consist of an Emergency Department with a Triage; three (3) operating theatres, recovery rooms, resuscitation rooms, plaster room, a diagnostics centre to include a CT scan, X-ray, fluoroscopy, laboratory and a blood bank.
In addition, it will include an Outpatient Department, including pharmacy and consulting rooms, public health department, medical administration, 100-beds in total for in-patient wards including a trauma and orthopaedic ward, 30 beds for other interventions requiring temporary stay, staff housing and a mortuary.
The construction and opening of the new hospital, the President indicated, would be of enormous benefit to the Obuasi Municipality in terms of health services that will be provided and employment opportunities.