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Presby Church to set up health training institution for Physician Assistants in Upper East Region

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The Presbyterian Church of Ghana has its sights set on building a health training facility for physician assistants and other specialized health workers after opening the first psychiatric hospital in the Upper East Region.

The facility that is anticipated to be established in the area will support regional nursing and midwifery colleges’ initiatives.

While helping to increase the number of health professionals and broaden access to healthcare, the Church also expects that the institution will assist in educating professionals who are willing to remain in the area.

Rev. James Awuni, the Chairman of the Upper East Presbytry said this when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show.

“We are looking up to see that we can expand the facility [Presbyterian Psychiatric Hospital]. Another area we are looking at is to be able to get another training institution where we can go into the training of physician assistants. We have realised that in our region, we do not have such a facility.”

“The institution would train other health staff with the exception of nurses where we have the nursing and midwifery colleges,” he said.

Meanwhile, a 10-bed capacity psychiatric hospital known as the Presbyterian Psychiatric Hospital Bolgatanga has been established in the Upper East Regional capital to provide mental health care to people in need.

The facility comprises a male and female ward, two consulting rooms, OPD, records, and an accountant’s office.

It is located at Bukere, a suburb of Bolgatanga, the Presbyterian Psychiatric Hospital shares premises with the Presbyterian Health Centre.

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), Right Reverend Professor Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante said the establishment of the psychiatric hospital will augment the government’s efforts to manage mental health cases in the country.

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

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