Minister in charge of the Presbyterian
Church of Ghana (PCG), Grace Congregation, Kpone Haanna, Rev. Henry Nti-Boakye has made a passionate appeal to the Rebecca Akufo-addo Foundation headed by the First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akuffo-Addo and other stakeholders to come to the aid of the Kpone Katamanso Municipal Health facility.
The only biggest public health facility in the municipality had not witnessed any major infrastructural development and expansion since its establishment about twenty two (22) years ago.
Rev. Nti-Boakye made the appeal when the Grace Congregation of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana(PCG)-Kpone Haana embarked on a massive clean up exercise at the facility and also presented two sets of waiting chairs and toiletries to the management of the health facility.
Management of Kpone Health Centre in the Kpone-Katamanso Municipality also added voice to the passionate appeal to the government, corporate bodies and philanthropists to come to the aid of the facility.
Senior Administration officer of the facility, Mr. David Dotse told the Press that, the health facility which is supposed to be the first point of seeking medical care by about the 120, 000 population of people in the municipality and runs an Out Patient Service of about 120/130 patients daily, lacked the needed or required infrastructure.
This, Mr. Dotse said, made the facility ineffective in providing some of its critical services much to the disappointment of the people who are sometimes compelled to seek medical care elsewhere.
Mr. Dotse also noted that, the facility needed to be upgraded to a polyclinic status with an eye unit, ear and throat (E&T) unit, dental unit and a fence wall around the 7 acre land in place but lacked all except an eye unit.
According to him, the facility has no childrens ward and so had to combine children with females with only five beds in the ward.
“The male ward also has four beds so sometimes when we are overwhelmed, we even bring males into the female ward or improvise beds on the corridors for patients to enable them access health care”, he stateAbiam*He bemoaned the pitiful moments when expectant mothers had to be transported in taxis to the Tema General Hospital on referral due to the lack of a delivery theater and even an ambulance.
Minister In Charge of the Grace Congregation-(PCG) Rev. Henry Nti-Boakye said the clean up exercise was borne out their engagement with the management of the facility on what their needs were and what they could also do to contribute to health safety of patients.
“Management told us that their major concern was cleanliness because they lacked cleaners so if we could help them clean the facility and as the popular saying goes, cleanliness is next to Godliness, we as a church, decided to help, he said in an interview.
The entire gesture also formed part of the prelude to the commencement of their 20th anniversary celebrations slated for 31st March 2019.
He admonished Christians to back their faith with action by practicing good personal and environmental hygiene, visiting hospitals when sick and not only repose their entire trust in men of God for healing.
Story by: Danso Abiam