President Nana Akufo-Addo has commissioned an 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 is one of six medical installations for which the Government secured an 80-million-Euro facility from Raiffeisen Bank of Austria in 2016.
The hospital, together with five others in Somanya, Sawla, Bamboi, Tolon, and Ketu North, was constructed by Vamed Engineering GmbH of Austria.
President Akufo-Addo, on 20th October 2020, also commissioned the 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’s Department (OPD), Radiology unit, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Dental Unit, Male and Female Wards, as well as Pediatric and Maternity Units.
Indeed, prior to 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 travelled from Buipe to Tamale or to Techiman, it had become imperative that Government constructs a health facility in Buipe to take care of the health needs of the people of Central Gonja District.