The Ledzokuku –Krowor Municipal Assembly has cut sod for the construction of a two-storey 60 bed capacity facility at the LEKMA Polyclinic located in Nungua Addogon. This is the second phase expansion project of the Polyclinic to be elevated to a hospital status.
The project is being funded by the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) with support from the World Bank.
According to the Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Mrs. Evelyn Twum-Gyamrah, the project when completed will help reduce the pressure at the LEKMA hospital.
The Member of Parliament for Krowor Constituency and Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture- Hon. Mrs. Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye, at the ceremony promised to construct a mortuary for the Hospital to ease congestion on the one in LEKMA Hospital.
She went on to praise the Medical Superintendent, Dr. William Okyere-Frempong for paying the staff through their Internally Generated Fund (IGF) and also commended him for his commitment and dedication to duty.
The Hon. MCE also gave the assurance to consult with the Health Ministry so that those staff on IGF could be placed on Government payroll.
Dr. Okyere-Frempong used the opportunity to plead with the people in the area to refrain from attacking nurses who worked under trying conditions to provide quality service to them.
Also present at the function was the Municipal Coordinating Director of LEKMA-Mr. Maxwell K. Gyimah, members of the Nungua Traditional Council and some opinion leaders.