Rex Asanga, the MCE of the Bolgatanga, is appealing to relevant stakeholders in health to assist the municipality in strengthening the implementation of universal healthcare in rural areas.
According to the MCE, out of the 38 Community Health-Based Planning Services compounds dotted around in the municipality, only 15 have the basic structures to function.
The rest are either operating under trees or in uncompleted structures.
The situation, he says, requires urgent attention from individual organisations, as the government alone can not achieve the needed rapid infrastructural development.
“The primary focus of the municipality in the area of health is to achieve basic primary healthcare delivery.”
“But we are not able to do that because of the challenges we are confronted with; such that out of the 38 CHPS compounds planned by the Municipal Health Directorate, only 15 have some form of basic structure to operate in; such as an OPD, nurses’ quarters. The rest have no structures. But we are working on rehabilitating some of them as an assembly, but we need support from anybody.”
Mr Asanga made this known to the media when the assembly made a donation of two tricycle ambulances to Sumbrungu and Sherigu health centres.
The donation, he indicated, forms part of the Assembly’s efforts to improve quality healthcare delivery in rural areas. Adding that the donated ambulances came from the Northern Development Authority as part of its support to the various assemblies.
He encouraged the beneficiary CHIPs compounds and residents to contribute to the general functioning of the ambulances.
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