President John Dramani Mahama says the the new University of Ghana Medical Centre will be among the best centres of excellence for medical training in Africa.
The hospital, apart from being a referral centre for regional and tertiary hospitals within the country, also has simulation centres to simulate various medical conditions, he said when he inaugurated the first phase of the University of Ghana Medical Centre here Wednesday.
The 650-bed facility is the first of its kind in West Africa. The ultra-modern hospital was conceptualised and begun under the late president John Evans Atta-Mills. The government secured a loan facility from Harpo Alim Bank of Israel for the project.
President Mahama said the University of Ghana Medical Centre had been designed to provide healthcare at the sub-sector of the tertiary level and had a provision for walk-in patients who wished to seek specialist consultations.
He noted that some of the specialised services to be delivered by the hospital are Gastroenterology, Trauma and Orthopedics, Urology, Othumology, Ear-Nose-Throat, Cardiology, Dermatology, Neurology and Radiology and Accident and Emergency services.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK