Minister calls on health workers to be efficient
Koforidua, June 2, GNA - Mr Alex Segbefia, the Minister of Health, has urged health workers to uphold the tenets of the profession to meet the expectations of their clients.
He said, though workers work under tight budgets and limited resources there is the need to maintain the standard of delivery in the sector.
Mr Segbefia said this, when he paid a working visit to the Eastern Region, where he visited Koforidua Regional Hospital, Suhum Government Hospital, Nankese Health Centre and Akote CHPS Compound.
He also paid a courtesy call on the Regional Minister.
Ms Mavis Ama Frimpong, the Regional Minister said good health care is the bedrock of the general development of a country and expressed the hope that the visit by the sector minister would help address some of the health challenges in the area.
She said though government is constructing health facilities across the 26 districts and municipalities of the region and more communities are waiting for their turn.
She appealed for more CHPS compounds, polyclinics and district hospitals to be constructed to help improve health delivery in the region.
Dr Mrs Charity Sarpong, Regional Health Director said, out of the 26 districts and municipalities, 18 of them have access to a district hospital and by the end of the year all the various zones in the region would have a CHPS compound to help complement health care delivery.
She however said the region is faced with challenges such as inadequate staff, as well as logistics to help health workers work effectively.
Dr Sarpong called for the building of a robust system to offer quality health services.
Dr Kwame Anim Boamah, Medical Superintendent of the Koforidua Regional Hospital said the hospital strives for excellence in service delivery.