Dr Prosper Akanbong, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Tamale Teaching Hospital, has said management and staff of the Hospital would continue to work hard to justify the government’s investment in refurbishing the facility.
“I must commend the government for honouring its campaign promise by giving the Tamale Teaching Hospital a facelift and I assure the people of Ghana especially Northern Region that management and staff would work hard to ensure that this Hospital becomes the best in the country,” he said.
Dr Akanbong gave the assurance on Thursday during the inauguration of the Phase One of the Tamale Teaching Hospital Facelift project for which late President John Atta Mills cut sod in April 2010.
The first phase included the construction of a four-storey building, an accident and emergency unit with full complement of modern equipment and CT scanner as well as the refurbishment of existing structures.
President John Dramani Mahama inaugurated the new facilities and cut the sod for the second face to begin.
Dr Akanbong said with the refurbishment and the new four-storey 400- bed facility, it had improved the work of the Hospital and that management and staff would strive hard for more excellence.
“We are in our second gear to deliver quality healthcare to the people and we need the cooperation of all to ensure that we achieve the needed results,” he said.
Dr Akanbong said despite the problems that the Hospital faced in the past, it was adjudged the best in the country and commended the staff on its outreach programme.
Madam Sherry Ayitey, the Minister of Health, gave the assurance that the government would continue to invest in people and that offering the best healthcare to the people was one priority area of the government.
She said the government in its first four years in office was able to build a lot of polyclinics, Community-based Health Planning Services (CHPS) compounds as well as giving facelifts to some health facilities.
Mr Bede Ziedeng, the Northern Regional Minister, said the refurbishment of the Tamale Teaching Hospital was a fulfilment of a manifesto and expressed the hope that before 2016, the government would be able to fulfil all its campaign promises.
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