Health ministry announces date for foundation stone laying of massive Farato hospital

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The Ministry of Health said today the laying of the foundation stone for the construction of a state of the art Medical Complex at former Farato Farms site, off the Brikama Highway, West Coast Region will take place on Thursday.

“Upon completion, this magnificent modern edifice will serve as a one stop shop for future Public Health Emergencies and will comprise a National Emergency Treatment Centre intensive care unit with 20 beds, National Observation and Treatment centre with 84 beds, National Public Health Laboratories and training centre, National Blood Transfusion Service centre, a well-equipped Conference centre, a Diagnostic Imaging centre for CT Scan, MRI, Mammogram, X-Ray centre and Ultrasound all to be manned by well-trained Medical Experts.

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“This modern facility is the first phase of a 1500 bed Teaching Hospital that is responsive to the current and future health needs of our citizenry,” a statement said.

The event will be presided over by President Adama Barrow and the health ministry is extending invitation to the general public, development partners, Regional Health Directorates and staff of the Ministry of Health and well-wishers to grace the occasion.

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