Mfantseman Municipal Assembly is to establish Nurses Training College at Saltpond and the Assembly has acquired some abandoned offices of the Ghana Geological Survey Department at Saltpond to start the College.
Alhaji Ishaq Asuru, Municipal Coordinating Director who spoke at the Annual Performance Review Meeting of the Municipal Directorate of the Ghana Health Services, said the Directorate was in negotiation with the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service for approval to start the College.
He said the Municipal Assembly is to sponsor the training of three midwives annually for five years in support of the Campaign for Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality launched by the First Lady, Mrs Ernestina Naadu Mills.
Alhaji Asuru said two Community Health and Planning Services (CHPS) Compounds and nurses quarters would be built at Akobima, Kyeakor and Taido all in Mfantseman Municipality.
The Assembly would also sponsor the Health Directorate’s workshops concerning maternity mortality.
Alhaji Asuru appealed to the Health Directorate to help in propagating the Scheme in the area.
Dr John B. Eleeza, Deputy Director, Public Health, called for cooperation between National Health Insurance Scheme operators and health facilities to ensure that clients derive maximum benefit from the premium they paid.
Ms Yvonne Georgina Graham-Hayfron, Municipal Director of Ghana Health Service, said 39 cases of cholera were recorded in the municipality in 2011 out of which one died.
She said children less than five years confirmed with malaria were 949 out of which 18 died.