TANO S: Dwomo CHPS compound commissioned
Residents of Dwomo in the Tano South Municipality have their stresses at accessing health delivery eased following the successful completion and commissioning of the Dwomo CHPS compound.
Date Created : 5/23/2018 2:15:23 AM : Story Author : Domnic Shirimori/Alice Abubakari/Ghanadistricts.com
The Municipal Chief Executive, Collins Offinam Takyi at the commissioning of the new facility on Friday May 11, 2018 underscored the importance of the CHPS compounds to primary health delivery in rural communities, adding “this is just another step to further bring the delivery of quality healthcare to the doorsteps of the people of Dwomo.”
The MCE was particularly happy because his attempts at realizing this dream when he was the assembly member for the area has finally been fulfilled when it was previously refused because of other health facilities doted around other communities including Techimantia, Bechem and Duayaw-Nkwanta which were deemed sufficient to handle cases from Dwomo; “by His grace He has put me in a position to provide my people with primary health care at their doorsteps”, he stated.
Mr. Takyi also informed the people that facility will soon be accredited by NHIS to offer free health services under the scheme. “I am glad to inform you that we have equipped this CHPS Compound to meet the minimum requirement to qualify for the accreditation by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).”
The MCE revealed that out of the 21 CHPS Zones in the Municipality, only three (3); Subriso, Nsuta and Mawaninso have functional facilities to operate. Three (3) others (Kwasu, Asuboi and Breme) which were started by the previous administration were at various stages of completion by the time he assumed office. We have completed for use the one at Kwasu which we commissioned earlier in the day and the one at Asuboi will soon be commissioned.
He emphasize that with the handing over of the Dwomo facility, medical equipment have been made available to it to signify the commencement of operations. Thus the facility will no longer be non-functional. “The ultimate aim is to bring Health care to the doorsteps of our people.”