LARGEST HOSPITAL IN WEST AFRICA OPENS IN GHANA

Eric Ky

Former Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama inaugurated on Wednesday, a few days before the end of his term, the Legon University Medical Center in Accra. This state-of-the-art hospital is the largest in West Africa but also the second of its kind in Africa. It is equipped with 650 beds for its first stage already completed.

Erected on an area of ​​200 hectares, the project was financed by a loan from the Israeli government, to the tune of 217 million dollars. The University of Legon Medical Center will be open to the public for health care, training and research.

“This is an important step in the country’s quest to improve the quality of healthcare available to Ghanaians. Completion is a dream come true. Residents living in the catchment area of ​​the university and even beyond Ghana will have access to a first-class medical center, ”said Mahama.

This innovation is equipped with a helipad for emergency services, but is also equipped with the latest generation of advanced equipment. All in order to guarantee internal medicine care and services, including surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, cardiology, cardiac surgery and medical imaging. There is also a modern community mortuary, cardiac, cancer and rehabilitation centers and a dialysis unit.

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