The Mid-North Ghana Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in collaboration with Faithful Path International Ministry in the United States of America is to put up an ultra-modern Teaching Hospital at Forikrom in the Techiman Municipality.
The project has been estimated to cost of $50 million dollars.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of an Adventist Teaching Hospital was held in Techiman, in the Bono Region, the headquarters of Mid-North Conference.
The facility would be built on a 40-acre land and it is expected to be completed in 2021.
The construction will be completed in two phases, of which the first phase is expected to be ready in 2020 with a bed capacity of over 250.
It will see the opening of the outpatient services, laboratory, pharmacy, and speciality clinic.
Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony to commence the construction work, the Founder of Faithful Path International Ministry, Dr. Dona Cooper-Dockery, told Citi News what motivated her to set up the facility in at Forikrom.
“I saw people dying from diseases that are curable and treatable in the United States. I was in the Emergency Room at the Valley View Adventist Hospital when a patient came with a complication from Diabetes. We did not have the health resources, medication and equipment to actually reverse the disease and the patient did not do well. It touched me because in the United States we have so much and here we have so little. We have patients dying from curable diseases and that is why we are bringing this Teaching Hospital to this local area,” Dr. Cooper- Dockery noted.
Dr. Cooper- Dockery added that the facility would provide first-class Healthcare in Ghana.
“We would have over 250 beds, we would different specialists. It will be referral hospital because I realised that there are not many referral hospitals here,” she added.
The Director of the Ghana Adventist Health Services, Pastor. Dr. Paul Amo Kyeremeh assured that the resources allocated for the project would be used accordingly for its completion on time.
Dr. Seth Agyeman, Medical Director of the Valley View University Hospital at Techiman lauded the initiative.
“We just have four teaching hospitals in Ghana, one in Ho is coming up and with a population of 30 million, it is just inadequate. That is why it is good we expand,” Dr. Seth Agyeman noted.
The Chief of Forikrom Traditional Area, Nana Kesse Basahyia II, admonished the citizenry to take advantage of the project.
Michael Sarpong Mfum | Citinewsroom.com | Ghana