The Kasena-Nankana West District Chief Executive, Gerard Ataogye has presented 25 epoxy semi-fowler beds to the Paga district hospital children’s ward as part of efforts to boost healthcare delivery at the facility.
The beds, which have been procured with part of the district’s allocation of the “one million dollars per constituency”, have been assembled and are to be used in the ward to help alleviate the challenge of beds inadequacy.
Speaking at a brief presentation ceremony on Friday after he had inspected some projects at the hospital, the DCE said the procurement of the beds is an important gesture which formed part of the President’s commitment to improving the health sector.
He said the key role the health sector plays in the general wellbeing of the people demanded that hospitals and health centres countrywide be well quipped to facilitate their smooth operations.
He added other projects of essential relevance including the construction of a warehouse in Badunu, procurement of 500 dual desks for basic schools and the construction of ten dams for the district under the “One Village, One Dam” project are all being financed with funding from the “One Million Dollar per Constituency” fund.
He continued that the money will also go into the construction of 10-seater water closet institutional toilets with mechanized boreholes for the Paga hospital, Chiana health Centre and the second cycle institutions in the districts.
Mr. Ataogye assured the management of the hospital and the district health directorate of the assembly’s continuous support to ensure that no child or mother died because of the lack of beds.
He called on all in the district to support the government of President Akufo Addo and trust him to deliver on all his promises.
“With the introduction of the one million dollar per constituency through the ministry of special initiative and innovation, we have been able to procure 25 beautiful beds for our kid’s ward. This is to support the ward in giving proper health care to our children when they fall sick”.
“His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Ghana has his eyes on every sector especial the health sector, because it is key. And that is why invests so much there to have a conducive working environment for our health staff so that they can perform their duties to their optimum best,” he pointed out.
The Director of Health Services for the Kasena-Nankana West District, Juliana Anam-erime, who received the items on behalf of the hospital, expressed her profound gratitude to the assembly. She indicated that the beds would help improve the situation in the children’s ward and further strengthen service delivery to the patients.
The director enumerated a numbers of challenges facing the hospital, including the lack of a hematology analyzer and an ambulance and appealed to the district assembly to take urgent measures in addressing their difficulties.
By Senyalah Castro, Daily Mail GH