The Health Ministry is searching for funds to equip the 80-bed capacity Polyclinic at Kasoa CP, in the Awutu Senya East Municipality.
The Ghanaian Times Newspaper reported that the clinic remained unequipped and unsued two years after its completion as part of the Kasoa Interchange and other road projects.
The facility is currently seen to be unkempt after it was handed over to the Ministry of Health by the contractors without the basic medical equipment.
Elorm Ametepe, the PRO of the Health Ministry, said on the Citi Breakfast Show that the Ministry had completed a cost assessment.
“An assessment has done been done to look at the cost of putting the place up; and the cost of the equipment and from there, the ministry will work to see how it can source funds for the project.”
Mr. Ametepe said he did not think there was any communication between the Health and Roads Ministries during the construction of the polyclinic.
“That is why they had to construct it without the facilities. I am sure if they had contacted the Ministry’s infrastructure directorate, they would have advised them on a few things.”
The new polyclinic was expected to be a boost to the 700,000 population of the area.
A health practitioner at the old Kasoa Polyclinic told the newspaper that some patients who required admission were often turned away or treated in the Out-Patients Department (OPD) due to the lack of beds.
A number of health projects, dotted across the country, yet to be completed have been abandoned by the government.
Deadlines for the completion of some of the projects have been extended on a number of occasions.