Director of the Ashaiman Municipal Health Directorate, Mrs. Patience Ami Mamatah, is calling on the general public and members of the diaspora to come and experience Health and Medical tourism in Ashaiman.
According to her, the area is blessed with sophisticated, modern healthcare facilities that support life.
She made the call during the official opening ceremony of the New Crystal Health Services Limited (NCHS), a state-of-the-art multi-disciplinary healthcare facility at Ashaiman.
“Come and experience medical tourism in Ashaiman, because in Ashaiman we have ultra-modern healthcare facilities that will meet your health needs,” Mrs. Mamatah said.
The US$2.5million investment, completed in 20 months, is meant to be a Centre of Excellence for healthcare delivery.
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony, Mrs. Mamatah lauded efforts of the NCHS Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Wisdom Amegbletor, toward modern infrustructural development, quality, accessible and affordable healthcare delivery in the area.
“This year, the Ashaiman Municipal Health Directorate has been adjudged best-performing municipality in the Greater Accra Region out of the 29 health directorates. And we wouldn’t have been able to achieve this level of feat if not for facilities and management like New Crystal Health Services.”
Chief Executive Officer of New Crystal Health Services Limited, Dr. Wisdom Amegbletor, indicated that the 100-bed facility will provide a host of services and offer a secondary care in five specialties: such as surgery with an ICU, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Paediatrics and Mental Health.
He said the facility will operate 24-hours daily, and serve as a referral emergency centre for other facilities within the municipality.
“We will also provide curative care – that is treatment, comfort and care – in a culturally and religiously acceptable manner to our valued clients. To reinforce our passion for quality and in keeping with evidence-based medicine, we have included a state-of-the-art diagnostic centre with sophisticated and accurate laboratory equipment for clinical chemistry and immunology. We also provide microbiology and haematology, and imaging services,” he said.
Dr. Amegbletor hinted that the facility will place them in a better position to offer prevention, treat those affected and effectively manage the complications that are likely to arise from the increasing cases of non-communicable diseases; indicating that the facility is very timely because of the ticking time-bomb of the increasingly chronic non-communicable diseases burden in the country.
The facility marks the second of five facilities which commenced last year, and is set for completion in 2023. “We earlier this year commissioned our 50-bed facility at Michel Camp. Our 80-bed facility at Tema, 40-bed facility at Afenyo at Ashaiman Night Market and a 30-bed facility at Adjei Kojo will also be commissioned next year. The total project is estimated at about US$6million.”
Dr. Amegbletor acknowledged his clients, staff and management, board and shareholders, IFC, equity partners I&P, AMPC and all stakeholders for their support.
Regent of Ashaiman Traditional Area, Nii Anan Adjor, and the Municipal Chief Executive, Albert Boakye Okyere, commended the management of NCHS for promoting high-standard healthcare delivery in the area and its surrounding environs.