A clinic to provide health care for residents of Kasoa and its environs has been inaugurated at Nurses Quarters, near Tomefa, in the Central Region.
The clinic, a 20-bed facility, will also provide ease and convenience for pregnant women, as well as expectant mothers.
It is expected that the clinic will help reduce the long queues that usually occur at some public and private health posts in the area.
The health facility was built by a resident and philanthropist, Mr Abbeam Ampomah Danso.
Residents express joy
With the opening of the new health post, some residents said, instances of mothers giving birth in vehicles before they arrived at the nearest health facility would become a thing of the past.
Elated residents and the traditional leaders of Tomefa expressed their joy during the opening of the clinic.
Madam Patience Oppong, a trader, recounted to the Daily Graphic how she had to struggle not to give birth in a taxi cab as a result of the lack of a health post in the area.
‘’Women in this community were even afraid to get pregnant because the Kasoa Health Post is far from here and the road is very bad, with a lot of women having lost their babies,’’ she said.
Another resident, Adwoa Sarpong, an expectant mother, said she could now sleep soundly, since her due date was inching closer and she had been thinking of how she could have a safe delivery.
Mr Danso, in a speech at the inauguration of the clinic, appealed to the government to construct the road linking Tomefa and other communities to the Obom road and Kasoa to enhance the free movement of vehicles.
Mr Danso, who is the Chairman of the Abbeam Group of Companies, said he was moved by the plight of expectant mothers in the communities who had to travel long distances to access health care.
The Chief of Tomefa, Placid T. Dotse, lauded Mr Danso for constructing the heath centre to help the community.
Apart from the outpatients department (OPD), the health centre has a maternity ward, offices for doctors and other health workers, an ambulance and three wards for general health treatment.
Mr Danso disclosed that in case of an emergency, the patient would be sent to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.