20-bed capacity health facility at Anyinase commences
Ghana National Gas Company (GNGC) and Quantum Terminals Limited (QTL) have jointly cut sod to upgrade the Anyinase Health Centre to a 20-bed-capacity health facility at a cost of $2 million United States Dollars.
Date Created : 8/31/2023 12:00:00 AM : Story Author : Ghanadistricts.com
This upgrade is a direct response to the deteriorating state of the Anyinase Health Centre's infrastructure and its limited service offerings, which currently cater to over a quarter of the population in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region.
Despite the vital role that the Anyinase Health Centre has played in the lives of local residents and the convenience it provides to GNGC employees due to its proximity to the operational headquarters, the facility's conditions have deteriorated, leaving it capable of providing only outpatient department (OPD) services.
Stephen Donkoh, Head of Community Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility (CR & CSR) at GNGC, highlighted during the sod-cutting ceremony that the $2 million upgrade is a testament to the company's commitment to supporting community health. With an estimated completion period of 12 months, this undertaking underscores GNGC's dedication to enhancing healthcare services.
In the realm of community development, Ghana Gas focuses on five thematic areas– provision of educational infrastructure, health, sports, water and sanitation and skill building. On this occasion, the company is fulfilling its health delivery policy for the Ellembelle District for the first time, in recognition of the community's unwavering support.
Following the upgrade's completion, the revitalized Ayinase health centre is projected to provide a significant 80 percent of the services offered by the Ekwe District Hospital. Samuel Bonuedie, Head of Brands and Communication Manager, QT, emphasized that this initiative is a turning point in their ongoing commitment to enhance the lives of communities in the catchment areas where the company operates.
“Ghana Gas and Quantum Terminals PLC share a common objective in addressing this need and raising healthcare standards. Successful completion of this project is anticipated to significantly elevate healthcare provisions for Anyinase and its neighboring communities”. He said.
Dr. Augustine Kwesi Amoako, the Ellembelle District Health Director, commended GNGC and QTL for their transformative project. He stated that the upgraded health center is projected to offer comprehensive emergency obstetric care (C-EOC) and in-patient services for over 48 hours, greatly expanding its capabilities.
During the event, the Member of Parliament for Ellembelle, Emmanuel Armah Kofi-Buah, and the District Chief Executive, Kwasi Bonzoh, expressed appreciation to GNGC and QT for their outstanding corporate citizenship in Ellembelle.