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24.09.2013 General News

Yahima health centre inaugurated

By Daily Graphic
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With the inauguration of the facility, pregnant women in labour do not need to be transported over eight miles to the regional or municipal hospitals  in Sunyani to be deliverered of their babies, as well as the sick to access healthcare.

The health centre was constructed by the Sunyani Municipal Assembly through funds from the Urban Development Grant (UDG); and  the country's development partners to the assemblies to undertake development projects.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Mr Samuel Addo, the Municipal Disease Control Officer, who represented the Municipal Heath Director,said the provision of the health centre was in line with the Ghana Health Service policy to site health facilities close to communities  to enable the people to have easy access to healthcare.

He thanked the assembly for the gesture and appealed to the assembly to provide the health personnel who have been posted to the community with residential accommodation to provide 24-hour services to the people.

The Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Kwasi Oppong Ababio,said the assembly had already cleared a site to construct a residential facility to accommodate the health personnel who would run the centre.

He appealed to the people of Yahima and its surrounding communities to patronise the health centre instead of travelling all the way to the Municipal and Regional Hospitals in Sunyani to seek medical care.

Mr Ababio assured the other communities in the municipality that they would also have their share of development projects.

Nana Ansu Ababio, the chief of Yahima, who presided over the ceremony, on behalf of the chiefs and people of Yahima expressed their appreciation to the assembly and the government  for the gesture.

He,however, made an appeal to the assembly to help clear the heap of refuse in the town to prevent the outbreak of diseases.

In a related development, the assembly also handed over a water closet (W/C) sanitary facility constructed at GH¢70,000  for use by residents at New Dormaa to enhance sanitation in the area.

By Samuel Duodu/Daily Graphic/Ghana

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