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Work is progressing steadily on a 500-bed Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

Consultants for the project are optimistic of meeting project completion deadline of 2024.

The President cut sod for work to commence in 2020.

Work however commenced in March 2022 after a decision for the demolition of a 47-year-old MBU was reached due to structural defects.

The six storey state of the art 500-bed MBU which will serve 12 regions will have 10 theatres, Paediatric Dialysis Centre, Cardiothoracic ward, Nutrition unit and an ICU.

The Unit will also have a dedicated oxygen plant.

Lead Consultant of the project, Nana Abu Bonsra said work done was about 15 per cent.

Nana Abu Bonsra is lead consultant for the project

He was optimistic of meeting the deadline.

“When you look at the current work done one will question if we can meet the deadline but am assuring all including the Asantehene that we are committed to completing the project,” he was confident.

The 500-bed Mother and Baby Unit for the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital

Nana Abu Bonsra said funding for the project was secured before actual work begun and for that matter all finishing materials have also been secured.

The Minister of Health Kwaku Agyemang Manu has paid a days working visit to access progress of work on the 138.5 million Euro project.

Kwaku Agyemang Manu is Minister of Health

Agyemang Manu noted his initial fears have been allayed as he was excited about the progress of work.

“This is my first visit to the project site after the 47 year old MBU was demolished and the public uproar that greeted the demolition gave me some fears about this new project and completion time. But I must say I am very happy about the pace of work and hopefully the contractors would meet the May 2024 deadline,” he was hopeful.

By Beatrice Spio-Garbrah|AkomaFM|