Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress has promised to build a hospital ship to improve healthcare delivery if elected in the upcoming December elections.
The former president made this statement in his Facebook live session on Thursday June 18, 2020.
“We will build a new Onipa Nua Hospital Ship and deploy it to provide medical services to the inaccessible riverine and fishing communities on the inland Volta waterways,” he said.
This promise came after he criticised president Akuffo Addo for abandoning some of his innovatives policies that sought to improve healthcare delivery in the country.
He accused government of abandoning the Onua Do Mobile Vans he introduced in 2015.
“These were vans meant to provide medical outreach services…in underserved and hard to reach areas of the country. But the vans have been left at the vagaries of the weather,” he stated.
He said the vans were designed to deliver specialized services in ophthalmology, dentistry, mammograms and general medicine by visiting rural and far-to-reach communities of the country but they have not been put to that use since he left office.
He, therefore, promised to rehabilitate these dilapidated mobile clinics and expand the number to care for all 16 regions of the country to enable government “take healthcare to the doorsteps of all our people, even in the remotest parts of our country”.