Abla Dzifa Gomashie, the Member of Parliament for Ketu South hope to bring some level of improvement in the neonatal health delivery, and intensive care services at the Ketu South Municipal Hospital to reduce neonatal deaths in the area.
To this end, she has promised to designate her share of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) Fund be used for the expansion of the Ketu South Municipal Hospital’s Neonatal and Intensive Care Units (NICU) and also for the expansion of the Anoenu Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS).
The Municipal Health Director, Joseph K Degley brought this to light at the climax of the Nurses’ Week Celebration program organized by the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association with the theme “Nurses and Midwives, A Voice to Lead in The Vision for A Transformed Health Care in A Post Covid 19 World”.
The Director of health in his address congratulated all nurses and midwives for their immense contribution and sacrifice at this COVID-19 era.
He urged members of the Association to take advantage of the opportunity being offered them through the introduction of the Graduate Diploma and Midwifery courses to further their education and develop themselves.
The Member of Parliament through his representative, the former NDC Constituency Chairman, Marshall Akumey, affirmed her infringing support to the Municipal Health Directorate and the general wellbeing of all health workers in the Municipality.
She also used the occasion to congratulate members of the Association, commending all those who have in many instances been tolerant and patient towards their patients, and also encouraged those who fall short to buckle up and emulate their colleagues.
The MP, however, noted that it is her hope that her constituents will be frequently educated and admonished by health workers to practice healthy lifestyles to keep them away from ill-health.
As the Special Guest of Honour for the occasion, Madam Gomashie, expressed her profound gratitude to the nurses, the midwives, and the entire Municipal Health Directorate and declared that she “holds them in high esteem”.
Story filed by Edzorna Francis Mensah