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31.01.2013 Health

GHS advises nurses pursuing further studies to apply through heads

By GNA
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Winneba,(C/R), Jan. 29, GNA - Dr Samuel Tetteh Quarshie, Central Regional Director of Ghana Health Services (GHS), has advised nurses who want to pursue post primary courses in Midwifery and Medical Assistant to apply through the District Directors.

Speaking at the Gomoa East Annual Health Performance Review Meeting at Winneba Junction, he said the GHS would not compromise on discipline and cautioned nurses that they would be sacked if they do not follow the laid down procedures governing the pursuit of further studies.

Dr Quarshie said the GHS has decided to assign two community health nurses to each Community Health and Planning Services Compound (CHPS) and urged the personnel to concentrate on home visit to educate the people on prevention of diseases.

Mr Wilberforce Adadeh, Gomoa East Director of Health Service said the area has five health centres, seven CHPS, one reproductive and child health centre, two private hospitals and two maternity homes.

He said the District has no district hospital and recorded no maternal deaths during the year under review.

Mr Adadeh said the District has no National Health Insurance District Office compelling the people to get the service at Agona Swedru or Apam.

He said the District has decided to establish functioning NHIS registration desk at all the health centres.

He said the District Health Directorate has no office accommodation and appealed to non-governmental organisations, philanthropists and other benefactors to assist the District to acquire the facility for efficient health delivery services.

Mr Adadeh said the major challenges facing the District include encroachment of lands of health facilities, especially at Buduatta and erratic flow of funds for public health activities.

Mr Benjamin Dadson, District Disease Control Officer said malaria tops diseases recorded at the health facilities accounting for 22,635.

He said in order to improve management of malaria cases, clinical and preventive health workers were trained in Rapid Diagnostic Test.

Mr Dadson said long lasting insecticide nets were distributed to the public who were encouraged to sleep under them to prevent mosquito bites.

He said 93 volunteers were also trained to educate the communities on signs and symptoms of malaria.

Mr Dadson said the District is working to bridge equity gaps in access to health care and nutritional services, improve access to quality maternal, neonatal child and adolescent services to facilitate Millennium Development Goals four and five.

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