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Gov’t can’t solve all health issues; communities must support – NDC MP admits

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The Member of Parliament for Daffiama-Bussie-Issa (DBI) and Member of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Health, Dr. Sebastian Sandaare has admitted that no ruling government will be able to definitively address all existing challenges and logistical constraints in the health sector at the community level.

For this reason, Dr. Sandaare has asked community members to begin to reorient themselves to be able to institute measures that will allow them to address some of the most basic challenges they face. He explained that as MP for the DBI, he has committed resources to help address some of the challenges the various health facilities within his catchment area face.

The Legislator hoped that all well-meaning individuals, communities and organisations would follow suit.

Dr. Sandaare said this when he spoke to Samuel Mbura on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East (DBUE).

“Normally when I get to any community, I try to visit the available health facilities, whether CHPS or health centre, I try to go there to see what kind of challenges they have and what I could also do to support them. About a week ago, we [Dr. Sandaare and a medical team] were at the [Issa] Polyclinic. We did a lot of surgeries and donated equipment all in an attempt to build capacity,” he said.

The MP said he has also been able to institute an ‘Emergency Transport Fund’ that could enable health facilities to transport patients in cases of referrals.

Meanwhile, Dr. Sebastian Sandaare has given the assurance that when Parliament resumes, the Select Committee on Health will investigate all cases involving the breakdown, misuse and cases of logistical constraints encountered in the use of ambulances for the transportation patients.

On the same platform, the MP said he has received information that the 15-year old pregnant girl in Challa, who was conveyed by his official Toyota Land Cruiser V8 vehicle, had delivered and was in good health.

He said he was pleased to be in a position to help save the life of a pregnant girl. He explained that even more heartwarming is the fact that both mother and baby are in good health and are receiving the best of medical care at the Upper West Regional Hospital.

A1radioonline.com|101.1 MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana

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