The newly built Greater Accra Regional Hospital, formerly Ridge Hospital, is a good job that should be maintained properly, former President Jerry John Rawlings has said.

According to him, if properly maintained, the hospital would be able to serve Ghanaians for several years.

The hospital was inaugurated on Wednesday November 30 in Accra.

Former President Rawlings, who was at the inaugural ceremony, told journalists: “I guess we are all feeling quite proud. This is a good job and I hope we maintain it to give it a long lifespan.

I am hoping that the operators – the doctors, the staff and the [patients] – will conduct themselves in a manner that will preserve the sanctity of this place. The hygienic condition especially is looking so beautiful, so new, and so clean.

“I just hope that we can maintain the level of cleanliness to several years from now.”