La General Hospital needs expansion

Dr. Nsiah-Asare,(middle)interactingWITH  DR. ODURO MENSAH( left) and DR. KABA

Dr. Nsiah-Asare,(middle)interactingWITH DR. ODURO MENSAH( left) and DR. KABA

The Medical Superintendant of the La General Hospital, Dr Ebenezer Oduro- Mensah has called for the expansion of the hospital to serve the growing population.

He also expressed the need to retool the facility with bed and medical equipment to monitor patient recovery and make health care much better to residents at La community and its environs.

Dr Oduro-Mensah said this when the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare, paid a working visit to the hospital in Accra yesterday.

“The hospital is too small to serve our needs, the La General Hospital is the only public health facility in this whole community, unlike other municipalities and districts which have at least two or three government facilities,” he said.

He stated that the previous year’s recorded an improvement in the quality of health care services rendered at the La General Hospital.

Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare for his part charged management of public health facilities to be innovative and do proper budgeting to enable them raise funds to run the hospital.

He encouraged them to work assiduously to improve the quality of care rendered at the public health facilities and improve medical personnel’s relationship with patients.

The Director-General said the GHS had begun screening students in all secondary schools across the country, saying, “We have started the process with medical examination of students and the next step will be to allocate the various health facilities to the secondary schools to take full control of the students health

“We are not going to wait anymore for an outbreak or for students to get sick before we take care of them, we will take them through physical education, healthy lifestyles as well as take care of their nutrition and their environment,” he added.

The Director-General also paid similar visits to the Civil Servants Hospital and the Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal Assembly (LEKMA) Hospital to assess the operations and challenges at these hospitals.

By Linda Naa Deide Aryeetey

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