The Methodist Church, Ghana has commissioned a 50-bed capacity hospital in Twifo Ntafrewaso, as part of their strategic health agenda to promote access to healthcare within targeted communities and support the Government’s goal of achieving universal healthcare.
The facility will operate in phases, beginning with the Out-Patients Department (OPD), and after full completion, will become a surgical specialist center of excellence for the training of all cadres of health professionals across Ghana.
The Church has established schools, hospitals, and provided water and sanitation facilities, particularly in difficult-to-reach communities, to support the educational, health, and general well-being of the people.
The Presiding Bishop, Most Reverend Dr. Paul Kwabena Boafo, underscored the Church’s determination to forge stronger partnerships with the Government to bring development to the people.
The hospital becomes the fifth to be inaugurated among 26 health facilities commissioned by the Church across the country to support healthcare delivery.
The Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG), supervisors of religious health facilities in the country, noted that the holistic development of humans includes education, health, and socio-economic development and is important to support.
Nana Gyamrah Akoto II, Chief of Twifo Ntafrewaso, expressed gratitude to the Church and management for the support to improving quality healthcare delivery in the area.
Dr. (Mrs.) Charlotte Osafo, the Medical Director of Bank of Ghana, who represented the Governor of Bank of Ghana, commended the leadership of the Methodist Church Ghana for their commitment and dedication in ensuring that the healthcare project, which was started back in 1997, was finally completed.
She indicated that Bank of Ghana decided to partner with the Methodist Hospital in November 2021 when the Bank of Ghana received an appeal from the Methodist Church Ghana to donate its decommissioned hospital and medical equipment to the Methodist Hospital at Twifo Ntaferewaso in the Central Region.
The Bank of Ghana partnered with the Church to furnish the Hospital with medical equipment to support effective delivery of service to the people.