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Assembly Makes Access to Quality Healthcare a Top Priority

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The Asante-Akim South Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr. Alexander Frimpong, has pledged increased investment in healthcare to raise the quality of life of the people.

He said the assembly was eager to see to it that there was access and there was general excellence of standard.

In line with this, priority would be given to the improvement of roads leading to all health facilities across the municipality to make it easier to respond to health emergencies.

He was speaking at the annual performance review meeting of the Municipal Health Directorate held at Obogu.

It provided the platform for the health workers and other key stakeholders to comprehensively examine the previous year’s performance and discuss the way forward.

Mr. Frimpong said as part of a strategy to enhance access to healthcare, they had identified some roads for urgent repair works.

About 70 per cent of roads in the municipality is in poor shape, something that has become a huge bother and hampering healthcare delivery.

He applauded the workers for the good job they had been doing to save lives in the face of genuine challenges and urged them on.

They should continue to show love and compassion for the sick and to give it their all to bring healing to them.

Mr. Rueben Osei Antwi, the Municipal Health Director, reminded them to maintain high standards of professionalism and avoid doing anything unethical.

He spoke of the decision to sign performance agreement with the staff as part of measures to promote efficiency.

He used the occasion to highlight the need for stronger community involvement not only in the provision of infrastructure but health promotion activities.

Mr. Antwi encouraged pregnant women to make sure that they gave birth under supervised delivery at the health facilities.

Source: GNA

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