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Otumfuo To Follow Up On Sawua and Manhyia Hospitals Projects

His Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II will follow up to ascertain the motivation behind the inoperativeness of the Sawua Government Hospital and two stalled projects at the Manhyia Government Hospital.

It comes after he toured the sites on Thursday, February 29, 2024, along with some officials and traditional rulers.

The King after concluding his tour charged the Ashanti Regional Director for Health, Dr Emmanuel Tenkorang with the responsibility of documenting the projects for his Office for a follow-up.

Dr Tenkorang disclosed this to on the sidelines of the tour.

“The king has asked that we put all these things together so he follows up for us.”

Sawua Hospital
During an inspection of the Sawua Regional Hospital in the Bosomtwe District of the Ashanti Region, Otumfuo was informed access to electricity was the primary cause of its idle state.

He was told contractors after noticing a separate transformer was needed to supply the facility with electricity haven’t reported to the site in the last six months.

“If we receive the electricity today, we will test equipment in the facility,” one of the architects told Otumfuo.

A secondary obstacle to the operationalization of the 290-bed facility is the unmotorable road to the hospital.

Dr Tenkorang explained to that a transformer had been brought in for the hospital but a few accessories were lacking, thereby the delay in its operationalisation.

“We have to talk to the government because I believe that it’s not something very difficult to do. For the electricity, for instance, we have brought in the transformer, we’ve connected the main power line to the site. All that is left is to get some few accessories to connect to the hospital.”

The hospital was started by the erstwhile Mahama administration in 2015 but was completed by the Akufo-Addo-led government.

Manhyia Hospital
The under-construction Emergency Unit and Diagnosis Centre of the Manhyia Government Hospital was found abandoned when the King got there.

He was told it stalled many years ago; however, the reasons were not readily available.

Medical Superintendent of the hospital, Dr Kwaku Kamaldeen Hussein said the situation had put the hospital in an uncomfortable position.

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