2nd Military Hospital To Be Ready In December

Contractors executing Ghana's second military hospital at Afari in the Atwima Nwabiagya District of the Ashanti Region have given a firm assurance that the project will be delivered by December this year as originally scheduled.

 Even though work on the project is currently about 45 per cent complete, the resident engineer of Euroget De-Invest, Islam Sharawy, has assured the people of Ghana that his company has no option than to deliver a high-quality ultra-modern military healthcare facility as planned without any excuses. 

A visit to the project site of the 500-bed hospital showed that the project is progressing steadily.

The second military hospital is one of the eight hospitals being built by the government in the Ashanti Region. 

The others are a 500-bed teaching hospital for the KNUST at Boadi, a new 250-bed regional hospital at Sawua in the Bosomtwe District and district hospitals at Tepa, Kumawu, Asante Bekwai and Adansi Fomena. 

Actual works on the $180-million 500-bed military hospital, which is under the supervision of the Ministry of Defence, began in October 2014, seven months later than the scheduled date. 

The delay in the start of the works was due to variations in the original project designs as a result of the refusal of occupants of parts of the land to relocate. 

The entire project is situated on a 260,000-square-kilometre land at Afari near Nkawie in the Atwima Nwabiagya District. 

The second military hospital, on completion, will provide very comprehensive health and health-related care for people not only in the Ashanti Region, but the whole of the northern sector of Ghana, in addition to parts of the Western Region. 

It will provide a great relief to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, which is currently the only tertiary hospital in the Ashanti and Brong Ahafo regions. 

The complete hospital will comprise 154 staff housing units, officers’ mess, an Accident and Emergency Centre with a helipad for emergency helicopter landing, an Intensive Care Unit, Surgical Suit, Burns Treatment Unit, endoscopy, Ambulance Station, Reproductive Health Unit, Out Patient Department, Inpatient Wards, VIP ward, Tropical and Isolation Ward, a mortuary, Water and Sewage Treatment Plant, a mini market, shops and a reserved land for future expansion projects. 

The contractors will, upon completion, provide training on the efficient and effective management of the facility and the new systems employed. 

The resident engineer of Euroget De-Invest, Mr Islam Sharawy, gave the assurance that his company is neither going to compromise on quality nor give excuses in meeting the project's timeline of December 2016. 

The Atwima Nwabiagya District Chief Executive, Nana Asare Bediako, was happy about the progress and quality of the work done so far. He also pledged his support to the contractors to meet the deadline for completion.