Ghana to develop health tourism

 

Plans have been agreed to upgrade and develop health facilities in Ghana and make it the medical centre of excellence in the West Africa Sub Region.

New equipment is being bought to refurbish all health facilities to help ensure quality healthcare delivery for people in the country and beyond.

Dr George Sipa Yankey, Ghana Minister of Health, said the Central Regional Hospital on the Cape Coast will be developed into a medical tourism centre and further extend its quality services to neighbouring countries.

Central Regional Hospital will soon be upgraded into a teaching hospital for the University of Cape Coast (UCC) Medical School to ensure excellent and quality healthcare is accessible for all people in the region.

Meanwhile, Vision3, a strategic alliance formed between Gulf Finance House, Ithmaar Bank and Abu Dhabi Investment House, has signed a deal with the Moroccan government to develop a US$1.8 billion mixed-use health resort over a massive 270-hectare area in Essaouira.

Mohammed Boussaid, Moroccan minister of tourism, said: “The project will not only help develop the health and wellness sector in the Kingdom of Morocco, but also help promote health tourism.”

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