Don’t deny your children vital immunizations – Mrs Bansah
The Deputy Director of Nursing Services (DDNS) of the Ga East Municipal Health Directorate, Mrs. Joyce Bansah, has urged parents and guardians not to deny their children vital immunizations that will help protect them against some life-threatening diseases.

Date Created : 9/11/2017 7:52:35 AM : Story Author : Emmanuel Frimpong/

She said it is necessary for parents to vaccinate their children against diseases such as polio, measles, and yellow fever that may turn to slow their growth and eventually lead to their untimely death.

Mrs. Bansah was speaking at this year’s “Back to School” Pediatric Fair which was organized by the Ashongman Community Hospital at Kwabenya in the Ga East Municipality.

The “Back to School” Pediatric Fair is an annual programme organized to ensure that children especially, after their long vacations are the screened and treated on various contracted ailments, in order to get them much healthier and prepared for the next academic year. 

Addressing staff and dignitaries present at the colouful event, Mrs Bansah commended management of the hospital for using this all-important programme to help train the children about the importance of frequently visiting the hospital to ascertain their health status.

She also took the opportunity to also commend staff of the facility for their good customer care relations and urged them to go the extra-mile to help save more lives.

On his part, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Community Hospital Group, Mr. Akwasi Acquah, said the programme, among other things, formed part of the hospital’s social responsibility, which is giving back to the community within which it operate. 

He challenged Ghanaians to go for regular check up and also avoid taking any form of medications without a professional health worker's advice.

Mr. Acquah, who called for stakeholders collaboration to help sustain the programme, further added that, it was necessary to ensure that the health needs of our children, who are the future leaders of our beloved country is duly met”.

In a related development, Mr Storm Wells, the General Manager of “The Community Hospital”, said the hospital will soon put up an Autism Center to provide intensive healthcare for children who are born with such deficiencies. 

He was hopeful that the hospital would continue with its quality healthcare at all times to help save precious lives.