The construction of a 100-bed Obuasi Municipal Trauma Hospital in Obuasi Municipality, Ashanti Region, Ghana, has officially begun following a sod-cutting ceremony graced by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the President of the West African Republic.
The project, funded through close to US$ 63.5M loan facility, secured through Deutsche Bank, with an insurance premium of about US$ 5.8M from African Trade Insurance, will be undertaken by Universal Hospital Group (UHG), a leading Pan-African turnkey healthcare company developing projects and providing bespoke medical services and solutions.
A part of the aforementioned loan will also be used to fund three more hospital projects, i.e. the construction of Atiwa East Hospital at Anyinam, a town and capital of the Atiwa East District located in the Eastern Region of Ghana; the rehabilitation of the existing Obuasi Government Hospital, and re-modeling of the Enyiresi Hospital.
An overview of the future Obuasi Municipal Trauma Hospital
Upon completion, the Obuasi Municipal Trauma Hospital will consist of an emergency department with a triage, three operating theatres, recovery rooms, resuscitation rooms, plaster room, and a diagnostics center that includes a CT scan, X-ray, fluoroscopy, laboratory, and a blood bank.
The hospital will also have an outpatient department, including pharmacy and consulting rooms, public health department, medical administration, 100-beds in total for in-patient wards including trauma and orthopedic ward, 30-beds for other interventions requiring temporary stay, staff housing, and a mortuary.
According to President Akufo-Addo, the construction and opening of the new hospital will be of enormous benefit to the Obuasi Municipality in terms of health services that will be provided and the creation of employment opportunities.