Ghana National Gas Company (Ghana Gas) has cut sod for the construction of a 200-bed hospital at the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) in Sunyani.
The project will be completed in two phases, with the first phase providing 80 beds and relocating the existing UENR Clinic.
The facility will include specialised units like a dentist block, eye clinic, pediatric ward, pharmacy and laboratory.
The medical facility is intended to address the healthcare needs of not only students and staff but also serve the community.
Speaking at the sod cutting ceremony, Prof Nsiah Gyabaah, Chair of the University Council, commended Ghana Gas for their initiative, highlighting that it is a transformation of a long-held dream into reality.
He stressed the significance of accessible healthcare services.
Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof Elvis Asare-Bediako, highlighted his vision for the hospital to be a centre for cutting-edge medical research, a teaching ground for future healthcare professionals, and a beacon of quality healthcare for students, faculty, staff, as well as the community.
Prof Asare-Bediako also emphasised that the hospital’s construction signifies the university’s unwavering commitment to the comprehensive development of its community.
Mr. Anyimah Edomgbole, Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Relations at Ghana Gas, reaffirmed the company’s dedication to providing high-quality healthcare and other essential social services.
The ceremony was attended by various stakeholders, including representatives from the Ghana Health Service, UENR and representatives from the community.