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Talensi District Health Director appeals to government for district hospital

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The Talensi District Health Director in the Upper East region, Estella Abazesi has appealed to the government for a district hospital from its agenda 111 initiative.

Speaking to the media about health delivery in the district, Mrs. Abazesi said, the Tongo health center does not have the capacity to operate as a district hospital for residents of the area.

According to her, it will be much appreciative to her outfit and the people of Talensi if the government establishes one of its agenda 111 hospitals in the district to meet the health needs of the growing district.

Buttressing her point, she said many health cases cannot be managed at the district health facility, yet it has been touted as a district hospital.

“This was the Tongo health center that was later turned to a district hospital when we became a district, so it lacked space and it lacks a lot of units for standard services that is why there is no mortuary. But through the district assembly, we acquired a large land to build the district hospital. So we are calling on the relevant authorities to come to the aid of Talensi and include us in the agenda 111 hospitals initiative. Because all the health facilities in the district refer to the district hospital but here is the case it doesn’t have the infrastructure to provide some of the technical services” she said

The government of Ghana has secured an amount of US $100 million start-up fund through the Investment Infrastructure Fund (GIIF) for the commencement of work on ‘Agenda 111’ district, specialized and regional hospitals across the country.

The objective of the project is to significantly deepen the delivery of quality healthcare at the district level, boost access to healthcare services for all citizens towards ensuring the attachment of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 3.


Madam Estella Abazesi-Talensi District Health Director

appreciated the effort by the Talensi District Assembly for expanding some of the CHPS Compounds in the district with maternity wards.

She urged the assembly to continue with the construction of more CHPS compounds to cover all the CHPS zones in the district in order to have effective all day and night healthcare delivery at the various communities.

Source:|101.1MHZ|David Azure| Ghana|

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