Akufo-Addo Commissions 300-Bed Capacity Soldiers’ Block At 37 Military Hospital
President Akufo-Addo has commissioned a 300-bed capacity young soldiers’ block at the 37 Military Hospital. Commissioning the Block on Wednesday, the President stated that the 37 Military Hospital, usually, finds itself with a lot of young soldiers posted to the Unit to commence their basic training in medical care.
Over the years, he explained that “the number has been increasing with nowhere to house these young soldiers, as they have to be on the hospital premises to learn their trade.” According to the President, it is for this reason that then Director General of Health Services, Brigadier General Ralph Ametepe, conceived and started this project in 2016.
“With the use of internally generated funds, the project stood at 50% complete in 2018. Running out of funds in 2018 meant that the project stalled. “It is good to note that successive Directors at the Hospital continued the project, albeit at a slow pace, until the project was revived in 2021 by the current Chief of Defence Staff,” he said.
The President continued, “I am told that the Chief of Defence Staff, in 2021, made an appeal to the Jospong Group of Companies to assist with the completion of this block, a request which was duly heard and answered.