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Health Minister Cuts Sod To Start New Bolgatanga Hospital

Ms Ayittey said the project was part of governments agenda to equip all regional capitals with ultramodern referral hospitals to provide the needed secondary and tertiary care for people in the regions. The first phase of the project according to the Health Minister involved the construction of a clinic block which included an accident and emergency center, ear, nose and throat (ENT) department, and a dental clinic. It would also include a modern medical laboratory, a Blood Bank, Imaging Centre, overhead water tanks and wards. Other facilities would include installation of medical and hospital equipment as well as installation of transformers and CCT cameras. Ms Ayittey indicated that total value for the entire scope of work for the three phases cost 48million Dollars out of which 12 million Dollars was secured for the first part and said government was seeking more resources to compliment the holistic implementation of the required 240 bed capacity for the hospital structures. She said when completed the hospital would provide opportunity for training of staff from the districts and attract house officers from the University for Development Studies Medical School which is expected http://alexsimringinfo.weebly.com/ to increase the number of doctors and other health professionals. She said it was also in line with government plans to provide five more districts in the Upper East Region with modern district hospitals specifically in Talensi, Nabdam, Kassena-Nankana West, Builsa South and Garu-Tempane stressing that each hospital would be equipped with mental health units when the mental health bill is passed. Ms Ayittey however urged the contractors to keep to the job specifications and the completion time and emphasized on the need for a comprehensive maintenance programme for the facility to stand the test of time. She congratulated the chiefs and people of the region and asked them to own the project when it is completed.

Why the Health Platform Wars Won't Be Like Other Tech Rivalries

Samsungand Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) have doubled down on health and fitness tracking solutions that aggregate and analyze information from multiple sources and potentially share that data with physicians or other health care professionals. Googleis expected to announce a similar platform at Google I/O next week . Microsoft hasn't signaled a clear interest in this area, but a similar initiative would be a natural extension of Microsoft's HealthVault personal health record solution. It would also tie in with reports that Microsoft is planning to release a smartwatch. It was inevitable once Samsung scheduled its Voice of the Body event days ahead of Apple's developer conference that the moves would be seen as the latest battle front of the so-called mobile platform wars or as a new turf war -- a mobile health platform war -- in its own right. The natural tendency when any new category develops is to cast it in these terms of battle, and for proponents (and skeptics) of each company operating in the new space to use a range of data -- costs, feature set, market share, sales numbers, user base, or number of partner companies -- to predict or declare winners and losers.

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