The Chief and people of Sekyere Krobo in the Wassa East District of the Western Region, have expressed their joy about the inauguration of a new nurses’ quarters for the health centre in the area.
The facility is aimed at improving maternal health and also promote health delivery in the area.
They believed that as the assembly embarked on more infrastructural projects, especially, in the road and health sectors, their livelihood would be better.
These were the views expressed by the Chief of Sekyere Krobo, Nana Adu Parkoh 111, during the inauguration of nurses’ quarters for the area recently.
The nurses’ quarters, which was constructed by Ofeibu Construction Limited within six months at the cost of GHc124,065, comprised six rooms including toilets and baths and electrical appliances and was funded from the District Assembly Common Fund.
The health centre serves about 15 villages including Jerusalem, Nsuta, Esaaman, kakabo and SekyereKrobo.
Speaking at the ceremony, Nana Parkoh said the nurses’ quarters would assist the health personnel to attend to emergencies including critical maternal care which had over the years, been a worry to the community.
He said the nurses stayed in rented premises in town and had to attend to patients and emergencies at the health centre which was at the outskirt of the town, adding that the project would bring relief to stakeholders in health delivery in the area.
“The nurses had had to take long hours to attend to patients and emergencies. Today, government has responded positively to our call and we now have this building. We are indeed, most grateful. We will always support the assembly in its efforts at improving the livelihoods of the people especially, the health sector”, “Nana Parkoh said.
He praised the contractor, Mr. Samuel Yaw Abban, for the strict adherence to local content policy and employing artisans in Sekyere Krobo community , for the project.
The Chief of Sekyere Krobo appealed to the assembly to provide the health center with a regular water supply as it was critical to the workof the nurses and their welfare, adding that, the centre need to be expanded to meet the increasing in population in catchement the areas.
The District Chief Executive for Wassa East, Mr. Anthony Aggrey, said he was happy that the project had been completed on time to address the needs and emergency service for the community, stressing that, the people must continue to support the government’s efforts to develop the area.
“Development, growth and the wellbeing of our people remain our focus and we will continue to fulfill our mandate; but, don’t forget that, we also need your supports. We are partners in development,” he said.
The District Director of Health Services, Dr. Kofi Sutherland, who taught at Sekyere Krobo some 31 years ago, said that the community was marching gradually towards improved services, particularly in the health sector.
He hoped that as the community visited the health centre for clinical attention, efforts would be made to expand the health centre in the future.
On referrals, he said, good roads promoted health delivery and expressed his joy that the nurses’ quarters had been built to address critical cases, especially, preventable maternal deaths.
“We need to patronize the health centre and increase the attendance; again, you must respect the health staff; it’s reciprocal,” he said.
From Clement Adzei Boye, SekyereKrobo