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UG Medical Centre finally opens

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After several months of delay and controversy over who must manage the University of Ghana Medical Centre, the ultra-modern health facility has been opened for public use today Wednesday, 18,2018.

This follows a series of media campaign by the general public expressing their displeasure on the state of affairs leaving the facility neglected.

The facility, which was initially scheduled to open in November 2017, was kept locked to the public due to a tussle between the Minister of Health and the University of Ghana over who manages the $217 million facility.

The government however announced the opening date after persistent outrage. The facility is currently been run by an interim management Committee of ten members which includes management of the University of Ghana and some officials of the Ministry of Health, with an acting Chief Executive Officer already in charge, aside the about twenty general staff.

According to reports, twenty health officials are current present at the facility to attend to patients for treatment related to health issues.

Meanwhile, the Head of Capital Projects at the Ministry of Health, Ben Ampomah Nkansah, has said five additional health facilities will be completed and will be ready for use before the end of this year [2018].

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