4 December 2012

Ghana: Napo Builds Clinic for Sepe-Buokrom

Residents of Sepe-Buokrom, and its surrounding environs in the Manhyia Constituency, can now heave a sigh of relief, following the commissioning of a community clinic, constructed by the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh.

The facility is expected to provide primary healthcare to the densely-populated area and other peripheral communities, to help ease congestion at the bigger hospitals.

Amongst services to be rendered by the clinic, which was constructed at the cost of GH¢180,000.00, are minor surgeries, midwifery and general health services.

Commissioning the project last week Friday, Dr. Opoku Prempeh said he was hopeful the facility would enhance healthcare delivery for the constituents.

He said healthcare was one of his major priorities as an MP, since, according to him, the lives of people can only be improved if one stays healthy and free from disease.

The MP the need to construct the clinic followed his realisation of the difficulty and stress people living in the area go through to access healthcare in major facilities like the Manhyia and Komfo Anokye Teaching hospitals.

He, therefore, urged the community to support staff of the facility, in order to ensure the smooth delivery of quality healthcare to them.

The Metro Director of Health Services, Dr. Yeboah-Edwudzi, urged the people to patronise the facility and cooperate fully with the health personnel, for them to give off their best.

He further advised them to cultivate the habit of visiting the facility for regular checkups, stressing that now that the clinic was located within the community, they must take full advantage of it.

Dr. Yeboah-Ewudzi was, however, worried about the rate of cholera cases, which he said, was escalating in the region, and urged the people to keep their environments clean, in order to prevent them from contracting the deadly disease.

He said, so far, about 100 cases had been reported, with one death, and sadly revealed that the victim was from Buokrom, where the clinic had been commissioned.

The Metro Director of Health Services said the only way to prevent getting the cholera disease was to adopt hygienic lifestyles, including the avoidance of cold meals, and food prepared under unhygienic conditions.

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