The Bolgatanga East District Assembly, as part of efforts to improve maternal care and other health-related issues, has commissioned a Health Centre for the people of Zuarungu-Moshie.
The facility comes with a mechanised borehole and overhead tank and cost the Assembly a total of Ghc 418,024.00. It was funded through the district common fund.
Speaking to the media, the Bolgatanga East District Director of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Lawala Alhassan, noted that the facility came at the right time as residents of the area had for years struggled to access quality healthcare.
The facility, he continued, will serve a variety of purposes for the benefit of the general welfare of the populace despite being designed with maternal care in mind.
“… we can use some of the office spaces for laboratory service, consulting room, OPD, and other activities. And water too is available. I must say we are grateful for the initiative. You know, this community shares a border with two districts; the Bongo and the Nabdam districts. It will also be a great help to residents there.”
The District Chief Executive for the Bolgatanga East David Amoah called on the people, especially the health workers to make good use of the facility.
“This government will continue to do its part to ensure we all have quality healthcare. As and when the government does, the assembly will ensure it gets to the rightful people. We are all aware of the challenges people of this area passed through, but thanks to the listening government of NPP, today we are here to hand over this ultramodern facility with a mechanised borehole,” he added.
He indicated that the facility cost Ghc 355,832.00. The mechanised borehole cost Ghc 62,192.00.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1 MHz|Moses Apiah|Ghana