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The Chief Executive of the North Tongu District Assembly, Richard Collins Arku, has assured the people of Torgorme – a community in the area, that, the Assembly will do everything possible to address the concerns of the community and staff of the Torgorme Health Centre especially in the area of infrastructure.
According the DCE, who made the assurance in an interview with ghananewsonline.com.gh, he acknowledge the efforts being made by the health workers in an environment which has not seen any major renovation since its construction several years ago.
“My attention has been drawn to the serious infrastructure challenge facing the Torgorme Health Centre, which does not have any water supply facility, some of the doors and windows are falling apart, the septic tank behind the building is broken down causing stench and the spread of human excreta around the area anytime there is heavy downpour among others,” he said.
He explained that “the assembly will make sure these problem becomes things of the past in no time since the provision of quality healthcare to the people is of major concern to government”.
The Torgorme area is one of the seven remotest traditional areas of the North Tongu District. Its health centre serves dozens of communities. The area has a population of over 4000.
Since its construction several decades ago, the health centre has not seen any major renovation exercise. Despite this, the nurses and staff there continue to provide all manner of services to the people including OPD, ante-natal care as well as free maternal care services and supervised deliveries. Currently, there are major cracks in parts of the building.
The midwife in charge of the facility, Bertha Appiah, said the Staff of the facility including the Midwives live about 200 metres away from the Health Centre, raising a lot of security concerns for the staff during emergency duty calls especially in the night.
“The Health Centre does not have water supply facility so we buy our own water for use, including for delivery purposes”.
She called on interested people to come to their aid.
Source: Gyau- Dei William || ghananewsonline.com.gh