University of Ghana Medical Centre to begin operations July 18


The University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) is expected to commence operations come Wednesday, July 18, 2018.

The 650-bed facility built at a cost of $217 million has been dormant for more than 18 months after the first phase of the project was inaugurated by former President John Dramani Mahama.

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Announcing the new date for the opening of the facility, the Minister of Health, Mr Kwaky Agyeman-Manu said, the facility will only take referral Out Patient Department (OPD) cases in the short term.

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He further indicated that specialist services in three departments – Dermatology, Ophthalmology and Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) will come on stream by the end of the year.

He also noted that the facility will start off with about 30-40 staff approved by the Ministry of Health.

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