Ministry builds health institutions with $481 mln

Addis Ababa, October 12, 2017 (FBC) – Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health said it has carried out construction and expansion of health institutions as a cost of 13 billion birr (approximately $481 million at current exchange rate) during the past two years.

The institutions were built with a view to improving health service coverage in the country, said the ministry during a visit paid yesterday to see projects carried out in the first two years of the five-year second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP-II).

Dr Amir Aman, State Minister of Health, told journalists that the construction of 2, 500 projects were carried out in the past two years and 80 percent of them have gone operational.

The culmination of the projects helped provide some medical services locally, improve hospitals’ bed services, and in general to improve quality of health services and health coverage in developing regional state, he said. 

Translated and posted by Amare Asrat