President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Sunday, 11th July 2021, commissioned the 85-bed Central Gonja District Hospital, located in Buipe, in the Savannah Region, at the start of his 2-day tour of the Region
The Buipe Hospital, whose construction commenced in 2018, is one of six (6) medical installations for which the Government secured an 80-million-euro facility from Raiffesen Bank of Austria.
The hospital, together with five (5) 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 (60) 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 would help improve the health needs of the people of the district.
Indeed, in addition to the newly constructed Buipe District Hospital, President Akufo-Addo also revealed that the government had constructed health facilities in Mpaha, Digma and Tosinape, and Kigberipe, all in the Central Gonja District.
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