Liberia President Breaks Ground On New Hospital
The new C.H. Rennie Hospital will have 150 beds.
Liberia’s President George Weah performed the groundbreaking ceremony on 30 August to launch the construction of the new C.H. Rennie Hospital in Kakata city, central Liberia.
The former hospital, which was one of the main government healthcare facilities in the county, burned down due to an electrical fire in August 2021. Following the incident, the president vowed to construct a larger state-of-the-art hospital.
The new 150-bed facility will be situated in the old hospital compound.
The Ministry of Health issued a tender to local contractors to build the new hospital earlier this year. The deadline for submitting bids was 11 July.
According to the tender documents, the project involves building a 150-bed hospital with three levels and a concrete superstructure, with the ground floor to span 37,438 square feet and the second and third floors 35,840 sq ft. The plot size is about 6.7 acres.
According to official figures from June 2021, Liberia has 830 healthcare facilities of which over two-thirds are in the public sector.
Photo: Groundbreaking ceremony (Source: Facebook @ Executive Mansion Liberia)