Nkoranza North Health Director appeals for hospital
The Nkoranza North District in the Brong Ahafo Region is facing serious challenges in its efforts to deliver efficient and effective health care services to its numerous clients and residents due to the lack of a District Hospital.
Date Created : 11/24/2017 6:43:32 AM : Story Author : Shiri
The District currently has an estimated of population 77,265 who depend on a health centre with inadequate structures and facilities at Busunya, 16 CHPS compounds and 137 health staff to provide health services to residents.
The situation, according to health authorities have compelled them to resort to the referrals of their patients to health facilities in Techiman and Kintampo at a huge cost to both the health centre and patients.
The authorities are therefore making a passionate appeal to government, donor agencies, philanthropist and traditional authorities in the area to team up and come to their aid to prevent the needless deaths recorded by health facilities due to the lack of a referral facility in the district.
The District Director of Health Services, Thomas Derry disclosed these to ghanadistricts.com in an exclusive interview on Tuesday.
He said in the midst of all these challenges, the directorate was collaborating with the assembly and the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to undertake the monitoring and supervision of Girl Iron Folic Tablets Supplementation Programme in Schools and Communities as well as the GIFTS Programme, a nationwide intervention to reduce anaemia among female adolescent in the district.
Mr. Dery mentioned high incidence of malaria, inadequate staff, inadequate equipments, poor road network, high home deliveries and inadequate office and staff accommodation as the major challenges affecting health care delivery in the area.
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