The Akim Oda or Akyem Oda Government Hospital was established in 1927 to serve as the District Hospital for the District (now Municipal Hospital). Planned periodic expansion works have been carried out since the establishment of the hospital, which culminated in giving the hospital its present size. The hospital was fully rehabilitated and re – equipped in 1993. The Hospital is one of the four hospitals in the Eastern Region with a Physiotherapy Equipment.
The Birim Central Municipality comprises 243 communities with an estimated area population of about 151,318. The catchment area extends into the Western part of the Birim North District, Birim South District, Kwaebibirem and Akyemansa Districts, all in the Eastern Region of the Republic of Ghana. The Hospital sees an average of 300 patients per day with daily bed occupancy rate of 86 patients.
Akyem Oda lies on the banks of the River Birim within the Tropical rain forest zone. It rains throughout the year, even though the harmattan whose effects are mild and transient is normally noticed in January and February. The District Capital (Akyem Oda) is linked with the Regional Capital (Koforidua) and the National Capital (Accra) by fairly good motorable roads. It is also linked by second class roads to Kumasi, Nkawkaw, Assin Fosu and Breman Asikuma. Telecommunication facilities are available for both local and international contacts.
Among the main economic activities are the timber and small – scale diamond-mining industries. Farming is also an important occupation with cocoa and palm trees being cash crops, whilst cassava, plantain and cocoyam constitute the major farm produce. In the informal sector also are a few self-employed artisans and apprentices. The Hospital has a total bed capacity of 174 indicated as follows:
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