Ghana: Vice President Bawumia Commissions Tolon District Hospital

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has commissioned the Tolon District Hospital on the last day of his three-day tour of the Northern Region.

The 60-Bed Ultra-Modern Hospital is one of the six medical facilities which begun three years ago.

The other facilities are the 80-bed hospital at Somanya in the Eastern Region; 80-bed hospital at Buipe in the Savannah Region; 60-bed hospital at Wheta in the Volta Region; 60-bed hospital at Sawla in the Savannah Region and a 30-bed polyclinic at Bamboi in the Savannah Region.

To ensure that the Hospital functions without any major obstacles, the full complement of electro-mechanical systems and medical equipment have been provided. The hospital is equipped with modern medical equipment, key among them being X-Ray Machines (stationed & mobile), Ultrasound, Surgical Equipment, Medical Gases and Patient Monitors.

Addressing the chiefs and people of Tolon on Monday, Vice President Bawumia said, “All of these facilities are practically complete and will be inaugurated one after the other by the close of the year, 2020. The President, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has already inaugurated the 60-bed ultra-modern District Hospital at Wheta in the Ketu North District on 20th October 2020. The rest will follow soon.”

Dr Bawumia indicated that “Under the Agenda 111, the government is cutting sods for new hospitals to be constructed in districts without hospitals. The government is also commissioning already completed ones. This will ensure access to healthcare as envisioned in the Universal Health Coverage programme.”