Mahama inaugurates phase one of UG Medical centre project [Photos]

President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday inaugurated the first phase of the University of Ghana Medical Center.

The $217 million project will be fully operational pending a $48million parliamentary approval.

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Speaking at the inauguration, President Mahama charged his successor Nana Akuffo Addo to work hard to ensure the facility is made fully operational soon.

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According to him, the facility is first of its kind, and will discourage brain drain among medical practitioners.

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Phase 2 of the project, which has 650 beds, boasts of up to date medical gadgets for treating complicated medical conditions, and a helipad to airlift emergency cases as well as a medical hotel.

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71 medical personnel have received highly specialized training at Sheba Medical Center in Israel, where funds for the project were sourced.

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By: Caleb Kudah/citifmonline.com/Ghana

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