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4 Central Region communities get improved health facilities

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

Four Community Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound facilities have been commissioned in the Central Region to bring health services close to the people in the communities.

The beneficiary communities include Winneba Zongo in the Efutu Municipality, Gomoa Fetteh, Gomoa Aboso and Gomoa Lome all  it the Gomoa East district.

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Each of the facilities cost GH¢89,000.

The outgoing Central Regional Minister, Mrs Ama Benyiwa Doe, who commissioned the facilities as part of a working tour of the Central Regional Development Commission's sponsored project on Tuesday, said quality healthy care is crucial for all Ghanaians.

She said there was, therefore, the need to ensure that all Ghanaians had access to health care.

She indicated that while the government was working to improve the living conditions and well being of all, it was crucial that the people worked hard to ensure that their families were planned and maintained.

She noted that it was disturbing how the Central Region remained one of the three most deprived regions in the country, adding that the government would continue to work to better the socio-economic status of people in the region.

At Winneba Zongo, the Municipal Chief Executive for Effutu, Nii Ephraim, pledged to increase the number of CHPS facilities in the municipality to enhance the health status of the people.

The Effutu Municipal Director of Health, Dr Amuzu, thanked the government for the effort to bring health services to the doorsteps of the people. 

At Gomoa Fetteh, the Director of Health Services,  Dr Wilberforce Adade, said though the Gomoa East district was the most densely populated and did not have a public hospital. He said that the CHPS facilities had greatly helped to enhanced health service delivery.

The regional minister also inspected  work on a GH¢690,000 Biriwa market reconstruction project.

 The facility has 120 stalls, 25 lockable stores, a kindergarten and a GH¢615,000 rest stop at Eyisam.

At Agona Swedru, Mrs Doe also inspected work on a two-storey emergency centre at the Agona Swedru Hospital, a three-bedroom doctors' flat, a proposed royal museum and the Swedru Sports Stadium.

Story by Shirley Asiedu-Addo