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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo barring any last-minute changes will visit the Eastern Region on Wednesday.

Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah in an interview on Peace FM’s morning show ‘Kokrokoo‘, Monday said while in the Eastern Region, the President will break grounds for the commencement of the new Eastern Regional Hospital to be located in Koforidua.

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said the money will be handed over to the contractor to start the ultra-modern hospital which is part of the list of hospitals to be constructed under the ruling government.

It may be recalled that the President in his eighth COVID-19 address to the nation announced the construction of hospitals in some 88 districts across the country.

“There are 88) districts in our country without district hospitals; we have six (6) new regions without regional hospitals; we do not have five infectious disease control centres dotted across the country; and we do not have enough testing and isolation centres for diseases like COVD-19. We must do something urgently about this. That is why Government has decided to undertake a major investment in our healthcare infrastructure, the largest in our history. We will, this year, begin constructing 88 hospitals in the districts without hospitals,” he said.

Meanwhile, the President has resumed work today after being in isolation for 14 days.

He tested negative for coronavirus.

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Source: Rebecca Addo Tetteh/



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