Inadequate infrastructure mars health delivery at Eggu Health Centre
The Eggu Sub-District In-charge of the Ghana Health Service, Mr Joseph Dortaa has observed that inadequate infrastructure is adversely affecting the delivery of healthcare services at the Eggu Health Centre.
He said the facility is serving a population of over 6,000 people in the area with inadequate infrastructure to facilitate quality healthcare delivery.
Speaking at a health durbar in the Eggu community, Mr Dortaa said the facility was a CHPS Compound and later elevated to a Health Centre with the same infrastructure, thus unbefitting to render quality healthcare services per its current status.
He lamented the lack of a toilet facility for staff and clients, lack of laboratory unity, and dilapidated accommodation for nurses as some of the challenges affecting the facility, and thus appealed for support.
The Wa West District Director of the Ghana Health Service, Madam Cecilia Kakriba, acknowledged that a conducive work environment for health services was key to improving health delivery, hence health workers need to have a conducive environment.
As such, he disclosed that the GHS had undertaken some rehabilitation works at the facility to make it conducive for workers and clients in order to facilitate the efficient delivery of healthcare services.
She, however, admonished the people of the district to beware of cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM) as the season in which it prevails was approaching.
The District Chief Executive for Wa West, Madam Vida Diorotey, promised to complete the uncompleted structures at the facility which have been abandoned since 2012, before the end of 2023.