A Community Health Planning and Services (CHPS) Compound and nurses’ quarters have been awarded at Zangu-Vuga to serve the deprived rural communities in the West Mamprusi Municipality of the North East Region.
It forms part of initiatives geared towards providing the more-than-2,000 inhabitants with prompt and accessible quality healthcare delivery.
Funding for the project is from the District Development Facility (DDF) and is expected to completed in six months.
The project will have a Clinic, an Out-Patient Department (OPD), a Delivery Room, Pharmacy, Maternity and Family Planning Unit and a four-bedroom apartment for the three nurses and one midwife.
In a meeting held to formally introduce the contractor to the community, Municipal Chief Executive Arimeyaw Lucky Somo commended all the partners for working hard to ensure the vision of bringing health care to the door step of the people has been finally materialised.
He pledged the continued support of government to strengthening development by investing to deepen the economic ties of the community.
Arimeyaw Lucky Somo said the inauguration of the centre would help end the situation where the sick in the predominantly remote farming communities, most especially pregnant women, had to travel long distances to seek medical treatment.
The facility when completed will serve communities such as Zangu Vuga, Yakura and Zangum.
According to the MCE, government is committed to providing key social interventions in deprived communities to raise the living standards of the people and encouraged them, particularly pregnant women, to patronise the facility to prevent maternal deaths when completed.
By Issifu M. Mashood|3news.com|North-East Region|Ghana