Professor Aaron Lawson, the interim CEO of the University of Ghana Medical Center has dismissed claims that work on the facility has been abandoned.
Professor Lawson explained to Citi News that the facility has not been abandoned and that it would be opened to the public in October.
According to him, phases one of the project has been commissioned by the then President Mahama who charged his successor Nana Akufo-Addo to work hard in order to ensure that the project is made fully operational.
Phase two of the project which is yet to be completed includes 350 beds, boast of up to date medical gadgets for treating complicated medical conditions, and a helipad to airlift emergency cases as well as medical hotel.
A project estimated at a cost of $217 million after completion was expected to be fully operational once a $48 million parliamentary approval was attained.
However, concerns have been raised from some sections of the general public that the project has been abandoned since the government took over.
Professor Lamptey also stated that they had started receiving online applications from health and non-health professionals for employment at the medical center.
He also added that they have received clearance from the ministry of finance a few weeks ago so they have advertised and they are doing online applications of various categories of health and non-health posts.
He disclosed that the deadline for the submission of applications is July 14.