The District has 14 health facilities. There are 6 government hospitals, 7 private and 1 Mission hospitals. The proximity of the District to the Kumasi Metropolis makes access to general and specialized health services. The table below shows the distribution of major health facilities in the District.
The dominant disease in the district is malaria which is caused primarily by poor environmental sanitation. Generally, sanitation is poor in the district. Most communities do not have properly laid out drainage systems. There is therefore the need to promote healthy lifestyles and healthy environment.
AVAILABILITY OF HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
The acute shortage of health professionals impeded service delivery. Even though quite a number of health extension workers were posted to the facilities, it is inadequate.
The total number of health personnel stands as 186. The table 28 below gives the data on the status of health personnel in the district.
STATUS OF DISTRICT HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME
The number of registered persons under the District Health Insurance Scheme increased from 23,675 in 2005 to 31,161 in 2009. By the end of 2012, the active members of the District Mutual Health Insurance Scheme was 46,093, comprising 18,566 males and 27,529 females.
INFANT AND MATERNAL MORTALITY
Under 5 mortality rate per 1,000 LB was 0.58% in 2007, 0 in 2008 and 2009. Maternal mortality rate per 100,000 was 64% in 2007, 87% in 2008 and 0 in 2009. The situation has improved significantly since 2008. Under-5 mortality recorded in 2011 was 7 as against 6 in 2012.
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