Central Gonja District 85-Bed Capacity Hospital Commissioned

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Sunday, July 11 commissioned the 85-bed Central Gonja District Hospital, located in Buipe, in the Savannah Region, at the start of his two-day tour of the Region.

Central Gonja District 85-Bed Capacity Hospital Commissioned

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Sunday, July 11 commissioned the 85-bed Central Gonja District Hospital, located in Buipe, in the Savannah Region, at the start of his two-day tour of the Region.

The Buipe Hospital, whose construction commenced in 2018, is one of six medical installations for which the government secured an 80-million-euro facility from Raiffesen Bank of Austria. 

The hospital, together with five others in Somanya, Sawla, Bamboi, Tolon, and Ketu North, was constructed by Vamed Engineering GmbH of Austria, with President Akufo-Addo, on 20th October 2020, commissioning the sixty-bed Ultra-Modern Hospital for Weta, in the Ketu North District. 

The Buipe Hospital is an 85-bed hospital that is fitted with an out-patient department, Radiology unit, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Dental Unit, male and female wards, as well as pediatric and maternity units.

Indeed, before the construction of the hospital in Buipe, its residents had to rely on the Teaching Hospital at Tamale, or the Holy Family Hospital in Techiman. Considering the distances to be traveled from Buipe to Tamale or Techiman, it had become imperative that Government constructs a health facility in Buipe to take of the health needs of the people of the Central Gonja District.

The President was hopeful that the hospital will help improve the health needs of the people of the district.

He explained that COVID-19 had delayed the implementation of the project, “but I am happy to inform you that by the first week of August the contractor will be moving to the site to begin work.”