The Volta Regional Hospital, popularly known as Trafalgar, has been elevated to the status of a Teaching Hospital. The President, John Dramani Mahama, announced this, at the maiden graduation of 171 Students of The University of Health and Allied Sciences, (UHAS), at Sokode in the Volta Region.
“It is for this reason that I announced earlier, during the inauguration of the new campus of UHAS, the elevation of The Volta Regional Hospital into the Ho Teaching Hospital.
The implementation process is on course with the Local Organization Committee and Sub-Committees in place, working towards this direction.” He said.
President John Mahama has indicated that, Government is set to establish Universities, in all the Regions, across the country.
According, to the President, the three Campuses of the University of Development Studies, will be converted into an autonomous state.
This, according to him, is to fulfill the dreams of the late Ghanaian President, John Evans Fiifi Atta-Mills of having Universities in all the ten Regions.
The University, which started in 2012 with 155 Students, currently has a population of 2,017. 171 students graduated with various degrees in Health Related Programmes such as Medical Laboratory Sciences, Dietetics, Midwifery, Nursing, Physician Assistantship And Public Health.
Addressing the Congregation, President Mahama expressed the commitment of Government to ensure that, all Public Tertiary Institutions, are supported to deliver on their respective mandates, for national development.
He urged all and sundry, to take advantage of the opportunities that The University Health of and Allied Sciences, provides, since Government is committed to providing easy access to cost-effective Health Care Services in the country.
Former First Lady Ernestina Naadu Mills, renowned Ghanaian Dentist, Dr Christian Botchway, and Prof Samuel Kofi Sefa-Dedeh, of the University of Ghana, were also given Honorary Doctorates Degrees.
Source: radioxyzonline.com /Patricia Norvisi Gbologah