Inadequate health professionals hampering health care in Atwima-Mponua
8/3/2012 12:30:44 PM -
Nyinahin (Ash), Aug 2, GNA - Lack of adequate health professionals is said to be affecting quality health care delivery in the Atwima-Mponua District.
Mr. George Kwadwo Kyei-Fram, the District Director of Health Service, said more midwives, doctors, physician assistants and laboratory technicians needed to be posted to improve the situation.
He also complained about the lack of ambulances, community-based health planning and services (CHPS) compounds and bad roads.
Mr Kyei-Fram was speaking at a mid-year performance review meeting held at Nyinahin on Thursday.
Mr. Kyei-Fram expressed dissatisfaction with the situation where all long term family planning services were provided only at the district hospital.
Irregular supply of contraceptives was also not helping matters, he added.
He appealed for the provision of vehicles and motorbikes to help improve reproductive health care services in the area.
He said malaria still continued to top the common cases seen at the out-patients department (OPD).
Other diseases include diarrhoea, intestinal worm infestation, skin diseases, rheumatism and anaemia.