The 500- bed capacity state- of-the-art military hospital at Afari in the Ashanti Region is set to be ready in three months.
The facility has 50 medical and non- medical buildings, 15 operating theatres, two endoscopy operating rooms, 9 delivery rooms, 153-body capacity mortuary and 64 housing units.
Added to these are hospital information system, power station, gas plant, waste and water treatment plant, conference and training rooms, library, cctv system and biogas treatment plant.
About 92 percent of the US$200 million project has been finished.
The remaining works involve the installation of vital medical equipment and landscaping.
Being undertaken by Messrs Euroget De-Invest, the project is one of the signature health initiatives of the Kufuor Administration.
It’s implementation has been unduly delayed by the combined factors of the difficulty in selecting where to build the hospital, cost variations and irregular fund releases to the contractors.
Deputy Defence Minister, Kofi Amankwah-Manu, says they are eager to get the job done without any further delay.
Its completion would significantly ease the pressure on the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana’s second largest referral facility.
News about Afari military hospitals recently made headlines after a video recording of the facility surfaced online showing that the project has been long abandoned.
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