Maternal Mortality Rate
From the above figure, it is realized that in the year 2014 the district recorded 89 maternal mortality ratio per 100,000 LB. The national ratio is (214/100,000 LB). This impressive result was partly due to the wide coverage of health education and sensitization programmes by the District health directorate and distribution of insecticide treated net in all communities.
Status of the District Mutual Health Insurance Scheme
It has not been possible to get figures specifically for the Offinso-North district. The Scheme Office at Offinso Municipal argues that it is not possible to disaggregate the data in terms of coverage for the Offinso Municipal from that of Offinso North District. As such no figure is given in terms of coverage.
However, it is common knowledge that most of the people in areas such as Nsenoaman, Brehoma, Mantukwa, Seseko, Sraneso, Mpaepaem, Bosomponso, Mankramso and Tanokweam have not been registered. For those who have registered in the three principal towns some get their cards delayed for so long and this phenomenon makes one year after having registered. The cards arrive at a time that they are due for renewal and as such people do not benefit from the Scheme.
Access to Health Facilities
Provision of health facilities is skewed toward the three (3) principal towns of Akomadan, Afrancho, Nkenkaasu and those along the Kumasi – Techiman trunk road where one needs to travel less than 2km to reach a health facility. Most of the other communities in the hinterland however travel on rugged terrain to access health care with the exemption of Tanokwaem. There are also two (2) CHPS Compounds under construction at Amponsakrom amd Yawtorkrom which when completed, would improve access to health care in the district.
Referral cases are either sent to the Techiman Holy Family Hospital, the Saint Patrick Hospital at Maase, Offinso or the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi.
Date Created : 11/25/2017 6:47:02 AM