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A Community-Based Health Planning and Service (CHPS) compound has been commissioned at Motokrodua in the Sekyere East District Assembly (SEDA) of the Ashanti Region to facilitate healthcare delivery.
The facility, which was started in the erstwhile John Mahama administration, but stalled, was completed by the Akufo-Addo administration through the Sekyere East District Assembly to bring to two such facilities which have been completed and commissioned at Ntunkumso and Ahensan.
The Motokrodua project will serve communities such as Motokrodua, Tetekaaso, Booya and Apaso.
SEDA also presented a refrigerator, television, generator set, wheelchair and other items to enhance healthcare in the Motokrodua facility.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for SEDA, Ms. Mary Boatemaa Marfo, indicated that her administration had to prioritise work on the facility, which had stalled, to enable the people of Ntunkumso and other areas, who, hitherto, were bereft, to access healthcare instead of traveling to the Effiduase Government Hospital.
Updating the masses on progress made by the Member of Parliament (MP), Ayew Afriyie, to connect Motokrodua to the national grid, DCE Marfo indicated that the MP, through the Ministry of Energy, would soon connect Motokrodua and its environs to the national grid.
She added that in the quest of the MP and SEDA to make healthcare accessible to all and sundry to seek medical attention, the construction of the Ntunkumso-Motokrodua road will be completed to bring the surrounding communities closer to Effiduase.
Mr. Ayew Afriyie said, as a Medical Doctor, he was concerned about health, and announced renovation works ongoing at certain health facilities, including the Okaikrom and Effiduase Government hospital.
He assured the residents that he would provide equipment, including delivery beds and other logistics, and that the construction of a nurses’ quarters would soon begin.
The District Health Director, Justice Ofori Amaoh, who was happy to see the facility commissioned, expressed the hope that the CHPS compound would help in addressing maternal issues and immunisation cases, since pregnant women were presently attending Anti-natal Care in Effiduase.