Wheta, March 14, GNA-The International Health and Development Network (IHTN) Mission Hospital at Wheta-Adzadokpo on the Accra-Aflao highway would soon get an 80-bed capacity in-patients\' ward.
The private facility which was built three years ago by IHTN, a US based Christian Group, serves the vast peripheries of the Keta, Akatsi, Ketu-North and South districts.
The hospital presently runs only outpatient services with a small ward for emergency cases.
Col Cyril Necku (rtd), Deputy Volta Regional Minister, who broke the ground for the commencement of the project at Wheta-Adzadokpo, said only a government and private sector partnership collaboration could meet healthcare delivery needs of the people at this time.
He said the facility besides locating at an underserved area, was strategically placed to handle road accident cases on the Accra-Aflao highway.
Colonel Necku lauded Dr Edem Agama, a US based Ghanaian Medical Doctor and an IHDM Member who facilitated the location of the hospital in the area for sharing his life advantages with the needy.
He said government remained focused in creating the needed environment to ensure efficient healthcare delivery.
Col Necku said funds were being sought for the completion of 391 health facilities dotted around the country, while an additional 30 uncompleted and on-going Community-Based Health Planning Service compounds, would be completed, equipped and made functional.
Dr Agama said that the decision to build the 80-bed ward was motivated by the high attendance at the facility.
He announced that a female and children\'s wards and staff quarters were I the offing.