The Elmina Polyclinic has been in need for operating theater for years and it has been a dream come through for the management of the polyclinic as the municipal assembly has taken it upon themselves to build an ultra modern operating theater to improve quality healthcare for patients who visit the facility.
The MCE Hon. Solomon Appiah in a brief ceremony said it was his vision to help improve the facilities at the elmina polyclinic for the facility to attain hospital status since its the only medical facility along the main road from takoradi to cape coast, he said this would help the hospital to attend to critical issues that may occur to ease pressure on the regional teaching hospital. Hon Solomon Appiah said this project was not going to be a white elephant project since the funds for the project has been set aside to enable the facility to be completed within 12months. Hon Solomon Appiah said the assembly is committed to bringing project that will help the citizens in the municipal at anytime and this operating theater is one of them.
The Municipal Health Director Mrs Catherine Ampah-brient thanked the management of the municipal assembly for their countless support to the Municipal Health Directorate to ensure quality health care provided to the citizens of KEEA.
The medical superintendent Dr. Deby also in a brief speech expressed his profound gratitude to the municipal assembly for coming to their aid with this huge project which will help boost medical care in elmina and its environs since the team of medical practitioners wants to serve the elmina community and the region as whole as one of the best health facility.
The chairman of the occasion Rev. William Thomas Essilfie who is also the chairman of the hospital management team said it was a dream come through for him and the people of elmina since this has been their prayer all these years, and thanked KEEA Municipal Assembly for helping them get what they have always wished for the polyclinic.
The Regional Directorate was represented by Mr Emmanuel Taadi who is the deputy regional director, he said this was a great move from the polyclinic to change its status to hospital. He thanked the KEEA municipal assembly for countless support to the health directorate since it is on of the few assembly’s who support the directorate in the region. He assured them that the needed staff will be posted to the facility upon completion of the operating theater for it to be operational.