The University of Ghana Medical Centre is expected to begin operations on today, July 18, 2018, with a staff strength of about 30 as approved by the Health Ministry.
The 650-bed facility built at a cost of $217 million has been dormant for more than 18 months after the first phase of the project was inaugurated by former President John Dramani Mahama on January 4, 2017.
The facility will only take referral Out Patient Department (OPD) cases in the short term.
Eventually, the University of Ghana Medical Centre is expected to receive patients not only across the country, but also from the sub-region and beyond.
Meanwhile, Parliament has approved a 47 million Euro loan for the completion of phase two of the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC).
Phase two of the project will equip the hospital with facilities such as a VIP maternity and private floor, Cardio-vascular and Open heart surgery unit and a neurosurgery unit.