Peki-Wudome gets CHPS compound

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By Lorlornyofm May 13, 2019 06:23

Peki-Wudome gets CHPS compound

Mr Ernest Patrick Kodzo Mallet, District Chief Executive (DCE), South Dayi, has commissioned a Community Health- Based Planning and Services (CHPS) compound for Peki-Wudome, a farming community in the District.

The DCE said it was one of the main objectives of the Assembly to bring health care delivery closer to the people hence the facility because “a healthy nation is a prosperous nation”.

He said the facility would help ease the congestion at the Peki Government Hospital and also reduced the time patients spent at the Hospital due to overcrowding.

The DCE said based on assessment by the District Health Management team and the Assembly, Peki-Wudome, an electoral area with a population of 2,242 and with high incidence of hypertension and malaria cases needed to have a CHPS compound for quality health services.

He said other CHPS compounds under construction, especially at Adzebui and Sanga would be completed before the end of the year “to bring the number of health facilities in the District to 20 and to ensure easy access to all”.

Mr Mallet asked the people to desist from self – medication and seek proper medical care at the compounds. 

Madam Patience Nunoo, the District Director of Health Services, said the facility would help facilitate effective health services delivery to the people and was grateful to the Assembly.

She said when health facilities were close to the doorsteps of the people it would encourage them to access quality health service and shun self medication.

Madam Nunoo said because the main hospital was far from the people most pregnant women resorted to home delivery, which she said posed a great risk to their lives and that of the unborn child.

She urged all expectant mothers to endeavor to go for regular antenatal care to ensure their safety and that of the unborn child.

Mr Elukpedzu Wellington, the Assembly man for the area, appealed to the Assembly to add accommodation to the facility for the nurses to enable them deliver 24 hour service.

GNA

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By Lorlornyofm May 13, 2019 06:23
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