Dr. Kingsley Nyarko, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kwadaso, has invited residents of the Constituency living in the Diaspora and corporate organisations to support initiatives meant to expand the base of healthcare accessibility.
That, he said, was a key development indicator underpinning the progress of any society.
The MP observed that the Ashanti Region had one of the limited healthcare facilities in the country in relation to population distribution, therefore, it was appropriate for the private sector to do more in constructing complementary projects for the benefit of the people.
Dr. Nyarko made the appeal when he donated 50 bags of cement towards the construction of an ultra-modern maternity clinic at Atwima-Takyiman, near Kwadaso, in the Ashanti Region.
The gesture was in response to a pledge he made during the sod-cutting ceremony for work to commence on the facility, an initiative of the Atwimahene, Nana Antwi Agyei Brempong II, and designed to promote maternal healthcare.
The MP commended the Atwimahene for taking such a bold initiative to help reduce maternal mortality.
He decried how some expectant mothers travelled distances to see health professionals, adding that the people ought to own the project for its successful completion.
The clinic, on completion, would have a consulting room, delivery ward, nurses’ room, offices, special care rooms and modern health equipment.
Nana Afriyie Takyi III, the Atwima-Takyiman Dikro, who received the items, on behalf of the Atwimahene, expressed gratitude to the MP for his kind gesture and fulfilling his promise to the people.