Expansion works of the Prestea Government Hospital in Ghana is set to begin after the Member of Parliament (MP) for Prestea Huni-Valley Constituency, Mrs Barbara Oteng- Gyasi cut the sod for the development.
Mrs Oteng-Gyasi explained that the expansion and redeveloping have become necessary because the facilities at the hospital could no longer serve the number of people in Prestea and its environs.
“Prestea Government Hospital, built in 1929 (90 years now) is obsolete without any better expansion. This facility can’t currently sustain our people. However in future, it will contribute immensely to the health care needs of the people in the Municipality. It is the vision of government, that, by 2030, there will be reduction in maternal and neonatal deaths, access to health facilities to all citizens of Ghana,” said Mrs Oteng-Gyasi.
The project will involve construction of a minor theater, Ear, Nose and Throat, emergency, and consulting wards, waiting rooms and offices for the medical officers on the first floor. It is being financed by the Mineral Development Fund and is expected to be completed within eight months.
Upon completion the hospital will feature; 42 bed capacity, Out-patient clinic, Dental clinic, Pharmacy, General administration, Theatre, Clinical services, Delivery rooms, Imaging room with x-ray ultra sound, In-patient services, General ward, Medical, surgical, pediatrics and maternity, Sterilisation, Mortuary, Stores Maintenance and technical services for up to 5 years, and Staff housing units.
Mrs Oteng further pledged to extend the work to the Heman Health Centre to ease the pressure on the Prestea Government Hospital. The children’s ward has already been transformed into an ultra-modern ward.