Actress Lydia Forson says it’s unfortunate it had to take a pandemic to make governments across the world prioritize their health care systems.
President of Ghana in his latest update on COVID-19 said the pandemic has exposed the shortfalls in Ghana’s health care systems and there is therefore the need to work at ensuring things are improved in order to fight future pandemic with ease.
Giving a regional breakdown of the number of hospitals to be built, the President said “It will mean ten (10) in Ashanti, nine (9) in Volta, nine (9) in Central, eight (8) in Eastern, seven (7) in Greater Accra, seven (7) in Upper East, five (5) in Northern, five (5) in Oti, five (5) in Upper West, five (5) in Bono, four (4) in Western North, four (4) in Western, three (3) in Ahafo, three (3) in Savannah, two (2) in Bono East, and two (2) in North East Regions”.
Reacting to the latest development, actress Lydia Forson could not hide her joy as the country takes steps to make its healthcare systems better.
However, she noted that this was way overdue and very unfortunate that it took pandemic to prompt government of the need to invest in health infrastructure.
She said “I’m happy to know that healthcare will be given the priority it deserves. I’m only wondering how we can build 88 hospitals in the time frame allocated. Or perhaps our president was only speaking on the plan and we’re misinterpreting it”.
She added “It’s unfortunate that it took this pandemic for us to prioritize our healthcare system. And not just in Ghana, but so many other countries where wealth came before life. Either way I’m glad that we’re being forced to put it first. Better late than never”.