Data intercepted by ghanaweb.com has revealed the government of Nana Akufo-Addo has invested more in health infrastructure across the country than it has been given credit for.
In the last couple of days, the president has been accused of now realising the importance of investing in health infrastructure after he announced plans to construct 88 hospitals in the districts without hospitals as legacy projects of the coronavirus.
However, from the data sighted (inserted in story), it appears some investment had already been done in the health sector.
Data obtained by ghanaweb shows the government's massive health infrastructure investments, numbering 654 projects, are located across all sixteen regions of the country in various districts.
The 654 projects, mainly construction of new health facilities and chip compounds, expansion and rehabilitation of existing facilities, provision of modern health equipment, etc., are concentrated in deprived communities to improve access to healthcare.
Regional distribution of completed projects
Out of the 654 health infrastructure projects, 339 have been completed and they are spread across all sixteen regions of the country.
The Ahafo Region has 12 projects completed, Ashanti Region has 46 projects, Bono Region 28 projects , Bono East 9 projects, Central Region 34 and Eastern Region has 41 projects completed.
Others are: Greater Accra 14, North East Region 6, Northern Region 39, Oti Region 11 and Savanna Region 20.
The rest are: Upper East, 19, Upper West 35, Volta Region 19, Western Region 5 and Western North Region 8 projects completed.
Regional distribution of on-going projects
The remaining projects out of the 654 are ongoing projects which are also spread throughout the sixteen regions as follows:
Ahafo Region 6, Ashanti Region 47, Bono Region 25, Bono East Region 8, Central Region 23 and Eastern Region 45 projects.
Others are: Greater Accra 12, North East Region 5, Northern Region 49, Oti Region 5 and Savannah Region 13.
The rest are: Upper East Region 17, Upper West Region 16, Volta Region 13, Western Region 23 and Western North Region 15.
The document also revealed that contrary to claims, the Akufo-Addo government has also invested in about 30 health projects it inherited from the previous government in 2017.
About 16 of such projects in the Central, Greater Accra, Upper West and Northern Regions have been completed.
While 11 of such projects are on-going, three of the projects have been re-awarded to a contractor.
Meanwhile, the document, which Health Minister Kweku Agyemang Manu read aspects of it during his press conference earlier in the week, also captures the massive investment the government has made in procuring 320 ambulances nationwide.
Below is the full list of the 649 health projects and their locations, as well as the 30 inherited projects.
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