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18.03.2009 Health

New district to get hospital facility


Gomoa East, one of the newly created districts will have an ultra modern district hospital, Mr. Ekow Panyin Okyere, Member of Parliament for the area has said.

Speaking at an open day organized by the Gomoa Obuasi community in the Central Region, said funds for the hospital had been obtained and that efforts were underway to locate a suitable place for the project.

He said the present situation where ailments were referred to Apam, Agona Swedru and Winneba hospitals was a worry to him and some elders.

Mr. Okyere admonished nurses to let their behaviour at their workplaces encourage patients to attend health facilities.

“Patients must see health facilities as friendly but not a hostile place”, the MP reiterated.

He entreated churches to operating in the area to set aside some of their revenue to support education of the needy children.

Mr. Samuel Sosi, District Director of the Ghana Health Service, appealed to people in the area to attend health facilities and stop patronising quack doctors to seek health care.

He mentioned lack of suitable office and residential accommodation for the staff as the greatest challenge facing his administration.

Mr. Edmund Osei Kwakye, Gomoa West Disease Control Officer, said open days were being encouraged to open up the facilities to scrutiny by members of the public.

“We are using open days to establish democracy within the Ghana Health Service,” he stated.

Mrs. Theresa Aba Essel, Senior Staff Midwife in charge of the clinic, said malaria continued to be the leading disease recorded at the facility.

Ogyedom Obrenu Kwesi Attah VI, Chief of Gomoa Afranse, appealed to husbands to support their wives during pregnancy.