Health Minister commissions new health facilities in Central Region
The Minister of Health, Mr Kweku Agyeman Manu has called on Ghanaians to stop smoking, drinking, and not to live careless life since most of the diseases are self-inflicted.
Date Created : 8/20/2018 3:16:43 AM : Story Author : Raymond Kwofie/ghanadistricts.com
The minister made these remarks when he innuagurated two newly completed Polyclinics at ETSI Sunkwa and Besease in the Ajumako Enyan Essiam District of the Central Region.
Mr Manu indicated that president Akufo Addo's resolve to complete all uncompleted health facilities of the previous government is to get health care closer to the do step of the citizenry.
This statement was echoed in all the 5 communities polyclinics were inaugurated today.
He expresses worry at Tramadol abuse by the youth hence, called on opinion leaders to help fight the cancer.
The Director General of Ghana Health Service Dr Nsiah indicated that the vision of the service is to make health care accessible to all and not to allow patients travel more than 10kilomiters to seek health care neither are they expecting people to use their properties as collaterals to seek health care hence encouraged them to register for NHIA cards whilst those whose has expired should renew it.
Whilst assuring GHS commitment of posting resident doctors to the facilities to offer proper care to patients, he appealed to chiefs and political heads to ensure that staffs Manning these facilities are not attracted and insulted as it happens in other places.
With the exception of the ETSI Sunkwa polyclinic in the Ajumako district which is a 30 bed facility, the rest are 15 bed with X' Ray, laboratory,operating theatre and a maternity ward.
The rest of the polyclinics are located at Nakwa in the Ekumfi district, Besease in the Ajumako Enyan Essiam District, Jambra in the Esikuma Odoben Brakwa district.
At Etsi Sunkwa in the Ajumako Enyan Essiam District, the District Chief Executive for Ajumako Rev. Ransford Kwesi Nyarko indicated that all DCE's were warned by the president not to start any new project unless old ones have been completed, adding that such old projects currently are about 80 to 90% complete.
He appealed to GHS to ensure that people in these communities where the polyclinics are sitted are given priority during recruitment but not to fill employment vacancies with foreigners.
Additionally, he called on the health minister to finalise all arrangement on the new nursing training school so that it can be opened for admissions.