The Government’s hospital project dubbed ‘Agenda 111′ initiative, aimed at building 111 district hospitals across the country is scheduled to start today, August 17, 2021.
Hon Kojo Oppong Nkrumah the Information Minister, who revealed this at a press conference, said the project will include two specialized hospitals—psychiatric hospitals.
He indicated that with the specialized hospitals, one will serve people in the middle belt of the country whilst the other will serve those in the northern belt.
He also revealed that through Agenda 111, the Accra Psychiatric hospital will be redeveloped, as well as the development of six new regional hospitals.
Mr Oppong Nkrumah noted further that government will also develop an additional regional hospital in the Western Region.
In President Akufo-Addo’s eighth address to the nation on the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) situation in April last year, he announced that some 88 hospitals would be constructed in districts across the country.
Mr Oppong Nkrumah explained that each of the hospitals will take 12 months to complete, that is when the construction is commenced.
He said, so far, the planning committee for the project, chaired by the Chief of Staff, Madam Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, had been able to secure 88 sites for the project.