NDC National Communications Officer Sammie Gyamfi said the NDC should not be blamed for the shortcomings of Ghana’s healthcare system, five years after he left office.
According to him, the National Dialogue Conference, during his tenure, has done a lot more for Ghana’s healthcare system compared to the ruling New National Party (NPP) government which he says is full of “consumption, extravagance and corruption”.
He said this in response to a post on Twitter by GHOne’s general manager and journalist, Nana Aba Anamoah, who said instead of NDC supporters shouting #FixTheCountry, they should have dealt with problems in the healthcare system while in office.
However, Mr. Gyamfi, who responded to the tweet on Facebook, said: “It is important to emphasize that no government can solve all the problems or challenges facing its people. So the issue is not the existence of problems or challenges per se, but what matters is the contribution Different governments solve those problems.
“Facts indicate that no party in the history of this Fourth Republic has done more than the National Dialogue Conference did in the health sector.
He went on to recount the NDC’s accomplishments in the health sector during its previous administration, an achievement that he says the NPP government has failed to counter.
Along with dozens of health infrastructure projects including a quadruple hospital, four regional hospitals, three institutional hospitals, 14 district hospitals, 18 health centers, 20 comprehensive clinics, and more than 2,000 housing complexes constructed across the length and breadth of the country, The Mahama administration launched the National Medical Equipment Replacement Program in which US $ 264 million was invested in providing critical diagnostic and treatment equipment to more than 150 hospitals across the country.
This included all teaching hospitals, all regional hospitals, 125 county hospitals, 14 health centers and eight mobile clinics.
The equipment received by the hospitals varied from MRI machines, CT scans, fluoroscopy machine, X-ray machine, oxygen stations, and digital mammography, to name a few.
Under this program, old theaters and equipment were replaced and replaced. For example, at Corley Bow Teaching Hospital, the pediatric surgery theater that had been closed for nearly eight years, the general surgery theater and the pediatric unit were renovated and operated. ”
He added that the administration led by Mahama was able to do all of this at around 248 billion gigahertz.
“Now, the Akufo-Addo / Bawumia government has access to a total resource envelope of over 350 billion GHz. The question we have to ask them, is what do they have to show for investments in the health sector to this enormous and unprecedented resource envelope?
They have nothing to show but consumption, extravagance and corruption. That is why they cannot show any important hospital or projects that they built or implemented in the past four and a half years in the health sector and other sectors of our lives. ”
For these reasons, he said, the NDC cannot be blamed for the failures of the healthcare system that have been largely ignored by the government led by Akufo-Addo.
He also called on his comrades at the National Dialogue Conference to be courteous when responding to such comments.
“Now for my comrades in the National Dialogue Conference, let us tolerate criticism and divergence and honor our cause,” he said.
Below is his post on Facebook: