A GH C 305, 000.00 new Community Based Health Planning Services(CHPS) facility has been inaugurated at Asunsu Number One in the Dormaa Municipality of the Brong ? Ahafo Region to provide primary healthcare services to the community and its environs.
The project, undertaken by the Municipality with assistance from the Japanese Embassy under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects consist of two ? bedrooms for health staff, a store, an Out Patient Department (OPD), record room, dispensary, male and female ward, delivery/labour room, four seater aqua privi toilet, a kitchen, porch, ante-natal care, a bathroom, and procured medical equipment.
Cutting the tape to inaugurate the facility, Mr. Gordon Asubonteng, the Municipal Chief Executive, underscored the need for the development of health institutions in the Municipality, since many indigenes from neighbouring Cote D? Ivoire patronised health services in the area.
He commended the Japanese Embassy for the support and called for their intervention to address educational sector challenges in the Municipality.
The MCE called on the Chiefs and people of Asunsu Number One to remain united, stressing partisan politics would only stifle development of the community.
Mr. Asubonteng assured the Chiefs and people in the area that soon the area would be connected to the national grid, and when that is done, the Asunso Number One CHPS compound would also be connected to enable it function effectively.
Mr. Kaoru Yoshimura, the Japanese Ambassador to Ghana, said the execution of the project follows a proposal submitted which indicate that people in the area had to travel 15 to 20 kilometres to the Dormaa Presbyterian Hospital to access healthcare.
He expressed the hope that the facility would not only meet the health needs but will unite the people as well as surrounding communities.
Madam Idrisah, the Municipal Director of Health Services, expressed concern about the quality of Community Based Health Planning Services (CHPS) facilities in the Brong ? Ahafo Region.
She gave the assurance that the interim management committee of the facility would ensure that it was kept in good use and in proper condition.
The Municipal Health Director said her outfit would ensure the facility was accredited to the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to enable NHIS card bearers to access service.
Madam Idrisah advised the people to wash their hands under running water to prevent contracting Ebola disease and adhere to proper sanitary practices to avoid cholera infection.