Some community-based Health Planning and Service (CHPS) Compounds in the Mion District have run out of folders to keep medical records of patients.
The situation has compelled authorities at the CHPS Compounds to ask patients to buy exercise books to serve as folders for keeping their records.
This came to light during a monitoring visit to Nadundoo, a community at Mion, by the Mion District Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) Implementation Committee (DLIC), as part of the implementation of the Grassroot Rising for Enhanced LEAP (GREL) project.
The GREL, which is being implemented by NORSAAC with funding from Christian Aid, seeks to advocate for citizens’ monitoring of the implementation of the LEAP programme in the beneficiary communities in the district to ensure efficiency and success.
Some beneficiaries under the LEAP 1000 project said authorities at Nadundoo CHPS Compound, one of the CHPS Compounds at the district, forced them to buy exercise books as folders because the facility lacked such materials. They also complained that this put extra financial burden on them.
Some members of Yankazia community also complained of delays in getting registered under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), whiles those at Kpunkpono complained of teacher absenteeism, which was affecting education outcome.
Miss Lydia Akazeh, a Director at the Mion District Health Directorate, who represented the District Director of Health, acknowledged the shortage of folders, saying that, the District Health Directorate had placed an order for 10,000 folders, which were yet to be supplied.
Ms Akazeh advised communities to patronize health facilities in their localities for prompt and quality health care delivery.
Hajia Yakubu Balchisu, Mion District Director of Education appealed to members of Kpunkpono community to help put up a structure to accommodate teachers to help solve the cases of teacher absenteeism in the area.
Mr Issah Amin Dana, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager at NORSAAC said the organization would continue to put authorities on their toes to ensure improvement of services to the communities.