Chinese health facility for malaria research left to rot | Local NewsPosted: August 16, 2012
Almost three and half years into the operations of the Malaria Research Hospital, now strangely christened the LEKMA Hospital, the facility which was intended to serve the whole of the West Africa sub-region, is yet to commence operations.
Owing to the poor services being rendered by hospital staff, most residents in the outlying communities prefer visiting other nearby facilities, some of which are not as esteemed or reputable as the State facility, but which could be relied upon to deliver basic services.
The sprawling hospital complex, situated in the Greater Accra Region has as its core functions of malaria research and control. However, investigations conducted by DAYBREAK into its operations reveals that in spite of the massive resources injected by Government into the project, it still lacks the basic components that would bring it at par with the services of its twin collaborating facility sited in Vietnam – an idea the Chinese wanted replicated in Ghana, and hence the establishment of the facility.