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Over fifty thousand health workers were recruited last year – Caretaker Finance Minister

Up to 58,191 personnel were recruited into the various agencies in the health sector last year.

Out of this 50,970 were permanent staff and the remaining 7,221 were temporary workers in 2020.

This is according to figures captured in the 2021 budget statement presented on behalf of the President by caretaker Finance Minister, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu

Presenting the budget on Friday, March 12, Mensah-Bonsu said it is President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s vision to expand the health workforce in the country to meet the people’s needs.

In pursuit of the Government’s health infrastructure drive, including Agenda 111 the Ministry awarded contracts for the construction of 101 district hospitals, 7 regional hospitals, and 3 Psychiatric Hospitals. In 2021, the implementation of these projects will continue, the Majority leader disclosed.

He also indicated that the government will proceed with the construction of uncompleted health projects in some specified areas/

“Mr. Speaker, in 2021 Government will continue with the construction of the following Health infrastructure projects: Koforidua Regional Hospital; Shama District Hospital; La General Hospital; Tema Regional Hospital;  Reconstruction of the Central Medical Store; District Hospital Nkoranza; and Accident and Emergency Center Dormaa Hospital.”

By: Bernard Ralph Adams | | Ghana

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