Mr. Cletus Avoka, Minister for the Interior, last Friday presented 20 wheel chairs valued at GH¢2,400 and a cheque of GH¢20,000 to the Zebilla Hospital in the Upper East Region.The amount which is part of the MP Fund from the National Health Insurance Scheme will go to the Zebilla Health Directorate for the improvement of the Teshie Community Health Centre in the Bawku West District.
Presenting the Wheel Chairs to the District Health Directorate, Mr. Avoka, who is also MP for Zebilla constituency, said he solicited assistance from Hope Centre and Ministry International, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), to secure the wheel chairs for physically challenged people.
He appealed to the health Directorate to ensure that the physically challenged benefited from the wheel chairs and use the money for the intended purpose to facilitate health delivery in the area.
Mr. Avoka commended the management and staff of the hospital for their dedication to work which has improved health delivery in the area.
Mr. Avoka said he supported the establishment of Teshie and Zongoyire health posts among others because he is committed to the improvement of health care in the area.
The District Director of Health Services, Madam Mary Stalla Adapesa, who received the chairs and the cheque, commended Mr. Avoka for his contribution towards the development of health in the area.
She appealed to the MP, NGOs, and citizens from the area to help expand health care facilities and expressed worry that currently three to four sick children share one bed at some health facilities in the area.
The District Chief Executive, Mr. Adam Imoro Anaba said government will rehabilitate all Community Health based Compound Centres in the Upper East Region since it is more committed to improving the health sector
He said the District Assembly has been sponsoring students of Nursing Training Colleges to improve health delivery.