|Birim Central Holds Performance Review Session|
|Monday, 20 February 2012 09:47|
The Birim Central Municipal Health Management Team (MHMT) in the Eastern Region has held its performance review session for 2011, with an appeal for administrative and medical equipment, to ensure quality health care for the people.
Ms Anastasia Atiogbe, the Municipal Director of Health Service (MDHS), made the appeal through the GNA after the annual review programme at the municipal assembly hall at Akim Oda.
The performance review hearing, sought to assess the trend of activities carried out during the period under review and to enable hospitals and institutions, unit and departmental heads, clinics and CHNTS from the seven sub-municipalities and stakeholders to offer comments, observations and suggestions, as part of strategies to address health issues in the entire municipality.
Ms Atiogbe said there was the need for holistic strategy to address the administrative and medical problems in the municipality and urged stakeholders to make a concerted effort to help tackle the persistent problem of access to health service, since the government alone cannot afford.
She appealed to the Health Ministry to endeavour to supply equipment to augment the work of the MHMT and the Akim Oda Government Hospital adding that photocopying machines, computers and printers for data management are needed.
She said other things needed include, weighing scales, blood pressure apparatus for infants and adults and delivery set, adding that such equipment will help intensify outreach programmes, increase immunisation coverage and other activities.
Mr Yaw Asante-Anyimadu, Municipal Nutrition Officer, said his outfit will implement policies and services that will impact effectively and efficiently on the nutritional status of the people living in the municipality, adding that this effort is being hampered by the existence of only one nutrition officer in the municipality.