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Hon. Dr Bernard Okoe Boye, Minister for Health has begun a four-day working visit to the Ashanti Region.

As part of the tour, he will visit regional and district health facilities in the Ashanti Region, to afford him to see all yet to be completed projects and the opportunity to interact with staff and gain first-hand information on the health sector in the region for policy direction.

Hon. Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye’s  first port of call was on the Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon. Simon Osei-Mensah. Welcoming the Minister, Hon. Osei-Mensah expressed his appreciation for his efforts to improve health care delivery in the country.

The regional Minister took Hon. Okoe Boye through some yet to be completed Health facilities and further enumerated some challenges confronting health care delivery in the Region, which included  non-availability health facilities in some deprived areas, lack of essential health care equipment.

Hon. Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye, has conducted an inspection tour of the 250-bed capacity new Ashanti Regional Hospital situated at Sewua in the Bosomtwe District. The modern health edifice is ready to be operationalized with physical construction completed.

The Ashanti Regional Hospital promises to be a state-of-the-art facility, boasting an array of medical amenities. It is equipped with gynaecology wards, an intensive care unit, operation theatres, delivery suites, a sterilization department, and a medical gas plant capable of producing essential medical gases.

“We are giving ourselves timeline,by September 2024, this facility will be ready to be commissioned” He stated.

Dr. Boye also visited the Bekwai Municipal Hospital, reaffirming the government’s commitment to improving healthcare services and health infrastructure across the region.

The Medical Superintendent of the facility, Dr. Med. Ebenezer Osei Akoto who welcomed the Minister, expressed his appreciation for the visit and stated some few challenges they encounter in the facility which includes low power supply and frequent pipeline bursting.

The Honourable Minister and his delegation then visited and interacted with the staff of the Bekwai Municipal Hospital to note some their challenges in the facility.

Hon. Okeo Boye assured staff of the Bekwai Municipal Hospital that their concerns have been heard and will be addressed by management of the Ministry and urged them to do what is expected of them to improve healthcare delivery in the Country.

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