Health Service Delivery Receives Boost in Builsa South  

The Upper East Regional Minister, Miss Tangoba Abayage, has commissioned a Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) at Pentengsa in the Builsa South District.


The CHPS is a national strategy in Ghana to deliver essential community-based health services with a primary focus on deprived communities.


At a brief ceremony last Tuesday as part of her tour of districts in the region, Miss Abayage said the facility would save people in the area a lot of time they spent going to neigbouring communities for their basic health needs.


The commissioning of the health facility marked the resumption of the minister’s tour of districts in the region. Apart from the Builsa South, the day’s visit also took the minister to the Builsa North and the Kassena-Nankana Municipality.


The facility, she noted, would particularly bring a big relief to women (pregnant), the aged and children, who she described as those in most need as far as, accessibility to health facilities were concerned.


According to the Regional Minister, one major reason for the high maternal and infant mortalities in the rural areas of the country was the lack of quality health service delivery points. She, therefore, called on the chiefs and opinion leaders as well as community members in Pentengsa to see the CHPS compound as their own and assist in maintaining it.


Miss Abayage pledged to liaise with the District Assembly, the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service, to ensure that medicines, medical equipment and other essential logistics were provided for the facility to run at full capacity.


The minister also inspected ongoing works on a 1,000 metric ton warehouse and a newly constructed slaughterhouse in the Baasa in the district.


Later at the Builsa North district, Miss Abayage, inspected works on a 20-room boy’s dormitory estimated to house about 200 students on completion, a multipurpose business resource centre under construction in the Sandema and on a one-storey police headquarters also in Sandema.


Meanwhile, at the Kassena-Nankana Municipality, the minister was taken on a tour of redevelopment works on 5,000 capacity seater sports stadium at Navrongo. The contract was awarded in March 2018 and was to be completed within nine months.


Though behind schedule, the contractor gave the assurance that work would be completed by December 2019.


At the Awe Senior High Technical School also in Navrongo, the minister inspected a 500-bed girls’ dormitory and a six-unit classroom block both under the Ghana Education Trust Fund. The two projects had reached advanced stages of completion.


Source: ISD (Peter Atogewe Wedam)



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