The Volta Regional Health Director, Dr Timothy Latsa, has presented a tricycle ambulance to Salifu-Krom health center a farming community in the Nkwanta south municipality to augment healthcare delivery in the area.
He made the presentation when he paid a working visit to Nkwanta North and South health directorates and had interaction with health professionals in the area.
His visit also forms part of an initiative to get close to the service delivery point to appreciate the challenges of the management, staff and patients.
Among concerns raised by management and staff from Nkwanta north health center, St.Joseph’s hospital, and the Nkwanta south Municipal hospital were healthcare professionals refusing posting to the areas leading to inadequate staffing in the area and few others.
Dr.Timothy responded to the concerns raised, and commended workers for their commitment towards health delivery and encouraged them to focus much on effective primary and preventive healthcare services delivery.
Dr Boateng who received the tricycle ambulance thanked the regional health director and said the ambulance would be utilized well.
The assemblyman, Mr Modom Charles, commended Dr Timothy Latsa and his team for the gift adding that the ambulance will improve health delivery in the are.
He added that God has finally answered their prayers.
“The use of bicycles and motorcycles to transport sick people especially pregnant women to the center for treatment will now cease “he noted.
A traditional birth attendants (TBA’s) in the area, Madam Amenyo Elizabeth, also thanked the support and appealed to the director to provide the place with logistics and water for healthcare delivery in the area.
She encouraged residents to always fall on their services in any emergency situation they will find themselves.
Obrempongba K. Owusu Nkwanta south.