Mr Emmanuel Ayire Adongo, the Proprietor of Ayire Health Centre at Bongo-Soe, a community in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region, has commenced the construction of a hospital to augment health care delivery in the District.
At a brief ceremony of the Chief and people of the community, the Proprietor said he was giving back to the community where he grew up and intended to provide quality and affordable health services to the people.
Mr Adongo said “my dream and idea is that, with a well-functioning health insurance, I will register all needy people in the community onto the health insurance scheme so that they can access medical services and I will provide free medical services to the poor”.
The Proprietor who is currently running a clinic in the area, said the new building, planned to be completed in the next five years, would have an Out-Patient Department, Maternity unit, Male and Female wards, Paediatric ward, two theatres comprising a Gynaecological and main theatre including a Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD), laboratory and pharmacy units among others.
He said it would be manned by partner doctors from India, Nurses of all categories, Midwives, Physician’s Assistants and other paramedics.
Mr Adongo said the Fidelity Bank, Bongo Rural Bank and Groupe Nduom (GN) Bank were supporting the project, which would have an accompanying health training institution to train fresh students, and afford practicing health personnel the opportunity to upgrade their knowledge to augment health service delivery in the Region.
He advised natives of the community residing outside the Region and beyond to come back home and help develop the area, “the best we can do is to make it the way we want it to be, so that we can be proud to come home,” he added.
Mr Peter Ayamga Ayinbisa, the Bongo District Chief Executive (DCE), commended the Proprietor for his contribution towards the development of the community, and called on the community members to rally behind him by taking up communal activities at the site of the construction to help him achieve his vision for the area.
“I am happy to hear that he is going to register the aged and those who cannot afford simple medications under a facility that is going to cater for their health needs for free,” the DCE said.
Naba Avenga Nyaaba, the Chief of the community, expressed gratitude for the gesture and pledged the support of the youth in the construction work.