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.