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Assembly takes steps to expand access to healthcare

Kramokrom (Ash), Oct 03, GNA – The Asante-Akim Central Municipal Assembly is making progress in its effort at bringing quality healthcare to the people with the completion of two new Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compounds in the area.

Kramokrom (Ash), Oct 03, GNA – The Asante-Akim Central Municipal Assembly is making progress in its effort at bringing quality healthcare to the people with the completion of two new Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compounds in the area.

      These are sited in the farming communities of Kramokrom and Boatengkrom and would serve the health needs of a combined population in excess of 3,500.
      The assembly used part of its share of the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) to undertake the construction of both facilities.
      They come with accommodation for the resident nurses, consulting rooms, male and female wards, boreholes with overhead tanks to ensure uninterrupted water supply.
      Alhaji Braimah Boyong, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), inaugurating these at separate ceremonies, said bringing quality healthcare closer to everybody was a major priority of the assembly, adding that, it was determined to end the situation where people travelled long distances to seek treatment, when sick.
      He said it would do everything to make sure that there was access to affordable and quality healthcare.
      He noted that the pair of CHPS compounds would benefit people not only in Kramokrom and Boatengkrom but those in other communities including Anawuokrom, Anurso, Adumkrom and Alaji.
      The MCE said addressing the health needs of the people was vital to the socio-economic development of the nation, pointing out that, it was only when the people had good health that they would be economically productive.
      He advised the people to show ownership of the compounds, accept to cooperate and support health professionals posted to work there.
      Mr. Martin Osei Sarfo, the District Health Director, hailed the assembly for the intervention and urged the people to patronize the facilities.
      He announced that a midwife, community health nurse and field technician for disease control, would be posted to each of the two compounds.
      Nana Owusu Banahene, chief of Dwease, said it was a dream come true and appealed to the assembly and the health directorate to make sure that the facilities were adequately equipped to function efficiently.

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