The District Director of Health Services for the Upper West Akim District, Dr Frederick Duah has called on government, philanthropists, NGOs, individuals and corporate Ghana to assist the Adeiso Health Centre to construct a theatre.
In an interview with Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5FM, Dr. Duah bemoaned the challenges the facility encounter in the discharge of healthcare to residents in around the area.
The medical director said the facility has a structure that can serve as the theatre and will only cost about GHc30, 000 to put up the theatre.
The Adeiso health centre, constructed in 2007 receives on an average 100 out patient's attendances daily and approximately over 3,000 cases monthly.
The facility serves over 60 communities and villages in the district.
The doctor said the facility is the only major health facility and as a health centre, their major focus is on pregnant women but they do not have a theatre to manage surgical situations.
The theatre he stressed will help in dealing with cases that are above spontaneous vaginal delivery.
‘’There could be an emergency when a pregnant woman is unable to deliver through the normal way (spontaneous vaginal delivery). And when that happens, we will need to deal with the situation in an urgent manner but because we do not have a theatre, it affects the delivery of health. The only option is to do referrals but that is also not the best. Aside maternal care, emergencies cases are also important hence our request for a theatre,’’ he said.
‘’We are appealing to Ghanaians both home and abroad, philanthropists, corporate Ghana to come and assist the health centre. We already have a structure that can be used for the theatre and will need about GHc30, 000 for the projected,’’ he added.
Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has admonished investigate journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas to continue with his naming, shaming and jailing of corrupt officials.
The award winning journalist tweeted a video with the second gentleman of the land endorsing his style of investigation.
Anas Aremeyaw Anas has over the past few days taken to twitter to express his firmness and focus despite attacks fired at him by Assin Central MP Kennedy Agyapong, who has described Anas as an extortionist and blackmailer.
The law maker is calling on Ghanaians to reject the modus operandi used by Anas who is set to premiere his latest expose dubbed ‘Number 12’ which focuses on alleged corrupt deals at the Ghana Football Association (GFA) under the leadership of embattled Kwesi Nyantakyi.
But the endorsement by the Vice President has praised Anas and encouraged him to continue doing his best.
‘’What Anas is doing is very relevant. People should know that what they do in the dark can be exposed,” he said, adding “Really, I would encourage him to continue doing what he does,’’ he said.
China has warned that all trade talks between Beijing and Washington will be void if the US sets up trade sanctions.
After talks between Vice Premier Liu He and US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, China said it was ready to boost imports from many countries.
Mr Ross's China visit comes days after Washington threatened to impose extra tariffs on $50bn of Chinese goods.
Meanwhile, G7 nations have hit out at the US over its new steel and aluminium import tariffs.
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire warned a trade war could begin in "a few days".
On Saturday President Trump insisted on Twitter that the US had been "ripped off by other countries for years on trade".
He says steel tariffs will protect US steelmakers, which he says are vital to national security. Mr Trump has also complained about barriers US firms face in Europe and elsewhere.
Lab technicians who declared a strike action last week have been asked to resume work with immediate effect.
The angry lab technicians withdrew their services early this week citing salary disparities.
According to them, the Single Spine Salary Structure, which was supposed to ensure equity in remuneration, has left them at a more disadvantageous position in comparison to other colleagues in the health sector.
The hierarchy of the GAMLS signed a memorandum of understanding with the Health Ministry Friday, June 1 on three key things that forced it to instruct its members to lay down their working tools.
Speaking to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5FM, Dennis Adu-Gyasi said lab technicians are to resume work with ''immediate effect''.
According to him, they have agreed to the roadmap and encourage their members to resume work ‘’with immediate effect.’’
Meanwhile, discussions on the roadmap to the implementation of the MOU and other related resolutions will start on Monday 4th June 2018.
A statement which was also issued to that effect said “Leadership assures all members of our total commitment to the full implementation of every item in the signed M.O.U. for the benefit of our members and cherished Clients. We seek your continuous support at each stage of implementing the agreed roadmap.
We further pledge that the Association will stand by members who have been intimidated or victimized by management owing to their participation in this strike.
The executives of GAMLS wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to our members, the Parliament of Ghana, the Media, Health Services Workers Union (HSWU), he Association of Private Medical Laboratories (APML), Ghana Federation of Allied Health Professions, the Allied Health Professions Council, Ghana Medical Association, Federation of Ghana Medical Laboratory Students Associations and Civil Society Organizations for their immense support during this period of strike.’’