Govt To Increase Military Accommodation

Government of Ghana is working tirelessly to improve and solve the litany of accommodation problems bedevilling the Ghana Armed Forces, the Deputy Minister of Defence has said.

Kenneth Adjei revealed that the government was doing all it could to ensure that accommodation problems become a thing of the past. He said this at the end of year dinner and dance ceremony of the 37 Military Hospital Officers MESS in Accra.

Commending the staff of the 37 Military Hospital he indicated that, their dedication and hard work in spite of the challenges they faced have yielded improved healthcare delivery. According to the Deputy Minister, the past years had not been easy because the nation was eclipsed with national disasters, disease outbreaks and strike actions, which to a large extent stretched the resources of the hospital.

“The hospital’s ability to handle the situation, despite all the challenges, provides assurance to the people and government that the Military Hospital is capable of performing under the most challenging situation, to ensure efficient healthcare,” he added.

He said the staff’s dedicated and endless hours of service, motivation and focus even in the face of several obstacles were very much recognised and appreciated. Mr. Adjei said the health facility was the base hospital for the country’s Armed Forces, National Emergency and Disaster Hospital and the Level 4 Hospital for the United Nations deployment in West Africa.

It also continued its expanded role to cater for clients and patients from all parts of the country and served as a referral centre. The deputy Minister said all these added roles called for an improvement in infrastructure and logistics to assist in the smooth running of the facility, which the Ministry had provisions for.

He said government’s commitment to improve the quality of health of the citizens; the country’s health sector had witnessed massive infrastructural development and retooling in the past few years, which included the construction of new hospitals.

Mr. Adjei assured that the 500-bed Military Hospital in Kumasi was near completion; to extend quality healthcare to the people of the middle and northern parts of the country, while reducing the pressure on the 37 Military Hospital.

By MaameAgyeiwaaAgyei

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