Effia Nkwanta Reg’l Hospital to undergo partial demolition for re-construction

Medical Superintendent of the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital Dr. Joseph Kofi Tambil has disclosed that demolition works on some parts of the hospital will – tentatively – be in June this year to pave way for the construction of a new hospital.

He explained that management of the hospital together with officials of the Ministry of Health and the contractor – Armandi – have been having series of engagements for some time now revealing that “only last week Armandi came to introduce their project manager and other officials for the new hospital project to us”.

“I am certain that we will see works on the hospital this year,” he told host of Connect FM’s morning show Nhyiraba Paa Kwesi Simpson on Monday, January 17.

Dr. Tambil stated that the hospital has already had discussions with the contractor, Armandi, on the parts of the hospital that will be demolished and the parts to be refurbished, saying “all those plans have been settled”.

“The next process is to look at the design options. So they will bring the options for us and the regional health directorate to look at and choose. And so the timeline is that next month by 15th [February] we would have concluded on that engagement that will lead into June where demolishing will happen and that is my hope. Because after the design is settled the next is for them to move to site.”

Dr Joseph Kofi Tambil

He revealed that the plan is to conserve parts of the hospital so that healthcare delivery can run concurrently with construction works.

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“And for the parts that will be conserved, we will have temporal structures to help us work without breaking and also reducing our staff strength. We simply want to maintain the momentum and be able to continue offering our services without any interruptions even though construction will be ongoing.”

He revealed: “By the end of the 2 or 3 years after construction, we will have one big and imposing high rise building. Within that one structure, you will have all the necessary medical services. It will be a one stop-shop for all healthcare needs especially in terms of referrals. We want to eliminate the current system where patients have to walk from one point to the other for services.”

By Eric Yaw Adjei |Connect FM|3news.com|Ghana