Residents of Giland trek several kilometres to access health care
Residents of Giland in the Wa East District of the Upper West Region say they trek several kilometres before they could access healthcare far away from their community.
The residents expressed displeasure over the long distances they have had to always cover in search of healthcare services, blaming it on the lack of health facility in the community.
Speaking to Info Radio’s news crew at the community, Mr Fuseini Adaare, a resident and health volunteer of the community, lamented that they always have to either travel to Bulenga or Goripie for medical treatment in times of ill health.
He fervently lamented over the situation, saying that it has dire consequences on the health and wellbeing of people living in the area.
According to the health volunteer, the issue of lack of health facility in the community and its associate implications are known by the Wa East District Health Directorate, “yet nothing seem to be done about it”.
Mr Adaare further lamented that the worst affected were pregnant women who are required to visit health facility for antenatal care, yet so had to grabble with the heckles of bad road network.
He adding that the cost and mobile means of transporting the indisposed to Bulenga or Goripie for medical attention was another hurdle they had to endure in accessing health care services.
The residents therefore appealed to the Wa District Assembly and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to come to their aid.