August 8, 2018
Chairman of the Health Committee of Parliament, Dr Kwabena Twum-Nuamah has stated the University of Ghana Medical Center (UGMC) which was recently opened after long delays has been fully equipped to rope in Internally Generated Funds (IGF) to run and maintain the facility.

According to him, one challenge associated with most health institutions in the country is that once they are put up, they begin to run down because of the fact that they don’t make enough revenue to be able to maintain their facilities.

The Brekum East Member of Parliament noted with excitement that the UGMC facility has been equipped with the necessary income generating component to be able to generate revenue and run the facility.

He also stated that the delay in operationalizing the UGMC was due to the absence of equipment and tools which are critically needed to treat referral cases.

“You need such components to be able to treat referral cases” he said.

Dr Twum- Nuamah said these when he contributed to a motion for the approval of a €47m facility for the completion of Phase II of the University of Ghana Medical Center.

By Christian Kpesese/