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Residents of Buteli appeals to gov't, MP for health facility

Residents of Buteli in the Nadowli-Kaleo District of the Upper West Region have appealed to the government to consider providing the community with a health facility to enable them have easy and timely access to primary healthcare services.

They have also extended same appealed passionately to the Member of Parliament, MP of the area, Hon Anthony Sumah Mwinkaara, to swiftly intervene in providing the community with a health facility to save their lives.

They said sick persons have to be transported over a long distances and bumpy roads to Takpo and other places before they could access medical attention.

Madam Sophia, a resident who made the appeal in an interview with Info Radio at the community, noted that the aged, women and children were the most affected groups in the community as far as access to healthcare services was concerned.

According to her, pregnant women had to be lugged on bicycles to Takpo to access skilled delivery which had been a serious challenge to them as some of them delivered at home or on the way to the facility.

Mr Ali, another resident noted that their plight was compounded by the bad state of the road linking the Buteli community to Takpo, and said they got locked-up in the community during the raining season.

He recounted an instance where his brother nearly died, and his wife delivered on the road while headed to the nearest health facility in another community, resulting from the lack of health facility at Buteli.

The residents indicated that if nothing was done to reduce their challenges, they would not partake in any national exercise, especially voting in the coming years as politicians kept deceiving them for their votes and disappearing after winning elections.

They have therefore appealed to the government, Non-Governmental Organizations, development partners and benevolent individuals to provide their community with a health facility.

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