Assemblies urged to construct more CHP compounds to enhance access to health care delivery

Ms Julia Nimo, Kwahu West Municipal Director of Health Services, has urged Municipal and District Assemblies to construct more Community Health and Planning Services (CHPS) compounds to enhance access to health care delivery.

This she said would release pressure on the few public hospitals and health centres in the municipality.

Ms Nimo made the call at a Safe Motherhood Education Campaign Programme, which was sponsored by the Korean International Corporation Development Agency (KOICA) at Nkawanda number one near Nkawkaw on Friday.

She indicated that the Ghana Health Service (GHS) would provide the needed personnel, drugs and other logistics towards adequate health care delivery to the people in the rural areas, which would prevent them from travelling long distances to access health care.

Ms Nimo said the Municipal Health Service has been demarcated into 19 CHPS centres, but only three of them have compounds with nurses and midwives to undertake delivery and treatment of malaria and other ailments.

She said the Municipal Health Directorate has formed a Mother Support Group to educate the people on health practices how to improve on their medical status.

Ms Nimo asked mothers to breastfeed their babies for the first six months without giving them water and food and also adopt family planning methods.

She advised pregnant women to attend ante-natal care, undertake the two doses of tetanus injection, sleep under insecticide mosquito nets and also take the prescribed malaria drugs to avoid contracting malaria to help reduce maternal deaths in the municipality.

Ms Nimo advised parents to provide the needs of their adolescent daughters to prevent them from engaging in pre-marital sex to acquire HIV and AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Source: GNA

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