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President commissions 600-bed Konongo hospital 

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The Asante Akim Central Hospital

President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo has commissioned a 600-bed Konongo Municipal hospital constructed by Euroget at the cost of GH¢358,000.

According to the president the project is part of Ghana hospitals projects initiated by the former President John Agyekum Kufuor. It is the sixth hospital he has commissioned since he assumed office in 2017.

He said there would be ultrasound machine and patients monitoring equipment with air condition system, as the government is determined to enhance healthcare to drive the universal healthcare.

Nana Akufo-Addo stated that, the government has initiated some 32 hospital projects in the Ashanti region with 16 hospitals under the Agenda 111 project besides the construction of a psychiatric hospital at Onwe in the Ashanti region.

The president disclosed that the 250 capacity Ashanti regional hospital would be completed next year with the Children and maternity ward at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), while two district hospitals would be constructed at Offinso and Effiduase with a trauma hospital at Obuasi.

He pleaded with the management of the Konongo Municipal hospital to ensure maintenance culture.

Nana Dr. Awuah Abedimisa II, Konongohene commended the government for commissioning the project to serve the health needs of the people and pleaded with the president to ensure that a fence wall is provided to prevent encroachment and enhance security as well as a sustainable water supply system for the facility.

The new Konongohene also appealed for the construction of Konongo Town roads and around the Konongo enclave.

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