Kodzofe residents call on Hohoe Municipal Assembly to operationalise CHPS compound

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By Lorlornyofm June 19, 2019 06:07

Kodzofe residents call on Hohoe Municipal Assembly to operationalise CHPS compound

Residents of  kojofe have appealed to the Hohoe Municipal Assembly to operationalize the Community-based Health Planning Services Compound (CHPS)  in the area.

Some residents who spoke to Lorlornyo News said the facility if put into operation will make health care easily accessible to them.

They said the only health care facility accessible to them is the Hohoe Municipal hospital few kilometers away from the community which has a very poor access road.

A resident, Mawuenyega David, said Patients and pregnant women have to wait for vehicles from Hohoe to transport them to the hospital but this comes at exorbitant charges because of the nature of the road.

He said a number of deaths which occurred in the community would have been avoided if the deceased were to receive early medical attention.

Another resident, Mary Tigo, described the situation as worrying and called on the assembly to address the situation with urgency.

The Assembly Member for the Area, Agbenya Prosper, responding to the concern said he approached the Hohoe Municipal Chief Executive, Andrews Teddy ofori, on a number of occasions on the issue and he promised to work on challenges retarding the opening of the facility for use.

He identified the unavailability of furniture and the absence of health personnel as reasons the facility is not in use and hopes the challenges will be resolved before the end of June, 2019.

The Hohoe Municipal Chief Executive, Andrews Teddy Ofori, who spoke to Lorlornyo News in a telephone interview, said the facility which was built before he took office had no electricity and furniture but the assembly has resolved those challenges.

He mentioned staffing as the only challenge and said he is working hard to get health personnel posted to the facility to serve members of the community

The CHPS Compound project was part of a national approach by the then John Mahama led administration to provide community-based health services within communities, with his appointees devoting 10 percent of their salaries towards the project.

Story by Geofferey Gah-Mensah

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By Lorlornyofm June 19, 2019 06:07
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