The Management of Brakwa Health Center in Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa (AOB) District of the Central Region, has appealed to the public, philanthropists, corporate bodies, and benevolent organizations to assist in solving challenges confronting the facility to work without hindrances.
Dr John Asare Dadzie Mensah, Medical Officer-In-Charge of the Center made the appeal at a durbar organised in collaboration with Faith Based-Organizations, corporate bodies, chiefs, and Brakwa Community Youth Development Association to raise funds to refurbish the facility.
Dr Mensah on behalf of the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service expressed immense appreciation to the organizers for their decision to support the facility to ease it of its challenges.
He indicated that hundreds of clients in and around the town visit the facility daily and cases beyond them were referred to Our Lady of Grace Hospital in Breman Asikuma, the District Capital.
Dr Amoah said the referrals were as a result of lack of adequate medical equipment including beds, oxygen cylinders, paediatric and emergency wards in the facility which were some of the key factors affecting their operation.
Also, most of the patients, he noted could not afford transportation cost when referred and, therefore, making all the necessary services available will be of great relief to the community to access health care services at their doorstep.
Mr Lawrence Edutuah-Asiaw, the District Chief Executive (DCE), applauded the organizers for taking that bold initiative to ensure that people in the community and its surrounding villages received quality health care and emphasized the need for others to complement efforts by the government to better the lot of the citizenry in the country.
He announced that the District Assembly in collaboration with the Regional Coordinating Council, was working around the clock to address the facility’s challenges and also upgrade it to the status of a Polyclinic.