The Pentecost Hospital-Tarkwa, one of the nine health facilities of The Church of Pentecost, currently serves the health needs of the 18 communities within the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality and its environs. It is estimated that over 47,000 people depend on the facility for healthcare.
This was revealed at a special ceremony held today at the E. K. Kyei Memorial Temple, Tarkwa, to dedicate the facility.
The Pentecost Clinic, Tarkwa began in 1984 as a mobile clinic but has, over the years, evolved into a fully-fledged primary hospital accredited by the Health Facilities Regulatory Authority (HeFRA). It is also accredited by the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) as a primary hospital and is the only Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG) facility in the municipality.
The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, said the hospital project is in line with the Church’s effort to launch a transformation agenda in the society by partnering with the Government of Ghana to improve the lives of the citizenry as enshrined in Vision 2023.
“This is part of a package of social development projects undertaken by The Church of Pentecost across various locations in the country,” he stated.
The nine health facilities operated by the Church, through the Pentecost Social Services (PENTSOS), include three hospitals at Tarkwa, Madina (Accra) and Ayanfuri and six clinics located at Enchi Kwawu, Yawmatwa, Kasapin, Kultamise, Twifo Agona and Kpassa.
A clinic is also being jointly constructed at Abrafo Odumase by the Church and the community members.
The Church is also constructing a clinic at Abesiwa near Bechem in the Abuakwa Area of the Church.