Bono-Ahafo: Some Health Centers at Tain District cry for logistics
| Updated Jul 31, 2018 at 6:13pm
The Physician Assistant in charge of the Seikwa Health Center, in the Tain District of Bono-Ahafo, Sebastian Vog-Enga has appealed to government to as a matter of urgency provide the facility with an ambulance service to make healthcare delivery complete.
According to him, almost all referral cases to the District hospital at Nsawkaw or Berekum Holy Family Hospital to save lives of patients are always difficult to realize because such patients get to the referred centers when their cases are helpless.
Mr. Vog-Enga made the appeal when he on behalf of the Health Center received an electric generator donated by the Nkoranman Citizens based in the United States of America.
The Seikwa Health Center serves the health needs of over 25 thousand and the second largest health facility after the Nsawkaw District Hospital.
Challenges facing the facility diverse and varied. Power outages and the lost of lives and certain consumables during such periods are always cost that cannot be recovered.
It is in this respect that the management, staff and chiefs were delighted to receive the electricity generator.
The Physician Assistan said the donation is very timely in view of the challenges the staff face in discharging their duties during power outages.
The Officer said most drugs and other consumables that require storage are destroyed anytime power goes off while those undergoing serious medical attention have their services terminated.
He said though the Center is doing more to enhance healthcare delivery with support from funds generated internally, the District Assembly, philanthropists and NGOs, there is much more to be done to meet the healthcare needs of the people.
Mr. Vog-Enga complained that almost all the roofs of the building are leaking badly, while the floor needs tiles and hospital beds to complement their work.
He said water supply to at the facility is inadequate and therefore asked the Tain District Assembly to intervene.
Another challenge is bed bugs infestation which calls for regular fumigation at the facility.
The donation was performed on behalf of the donors by Francis Tewiah, a citizen of the town based in Accra.
He asked the management and staff to take good care of the generator.
The Acting President of the Seikwa Traditional Council, Nana Yaw Kaka thanked the donors for the support.
He said the Council is aware of the challenges facing the hospital and added his voice to the call on management for well wishers to come to the aid of the Center.