Government has announced, it is opening the University of Ghana Medical Centre as hospitals overflow with critically il patients sparking a national conversation about the nation's priorities and politicians.
The Health Minister who announced the opening after a familiarisation tour of the facility Wednesday evening said the UGMC will however only take referral Out Patient Department (OPD) cases.
He narrowed the focus further to specialist services in three departments - Dermatology, Ophthalmology and ENT services.
Kwaku Agyeman Manu also indicated, Laboratory and Pharmacy services are expected to be available.
According to ministry officials, the facility will start off with about 30 to 40 staff approved by the Ministry which will need at least two weeks to be begin recruitment of staff to other unused facilities. after which they will be made operational..
The coming months will see commencement of work on the second Phase of the Medical Centre following approval of the 50 million dollar loan facility.
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