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First Lady Outdoors CHPS Compound at Kpone Katamanso

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Ghana’s First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo Addo on yet another health intervention mission has commissioned a Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound at Seduase in the Kpone Katamanso Municipality of the Greater Accra region.

The health facility which could have only be completed through the help of the Rebecca Foundation is now opened for public use.

According to the Mrs. Akufo-Addo her foundation is ready to support any effort that seeks to provide proper health service to the people of Ghana.

“I am glad that this facility is now a fully furnished functional NHIS Accredited CHPS Compound, able to provide preventive and treatment services and refer patients to bigger health centres,” she said.

The First Lady added the facility will “certainly ensure that the community has a necessary compliment of basic health service, especially for maternal and child health.”

She therefore appealed to the public to support government to make the healthcare more accessible and available for all Ghanaians.

Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Kpone Katamanso Municipal Assembly, Mr. Solomon Appiah said his Assembly was doing all it could to ensure that its people are furnished with proper health interventions.

Highlighting some of those interventions, he said, “the assembly is currently using part of its common fund to construct a two-storey facility in the community at Akpeshie Laryee in the Municipality.”

The facility Mr. Appiah said, will serve as a permanent accommodation for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) operations in the municipality.

“We have also collaborated with the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) to fence the Kpone health centre to make the place safe and secured from encroachers,” he added.

Mr. Appiah extended immerse gratitude to Rebecca’s Foundation for partnering with the Kpone Katamanso Municipality to complete the CHPS Compound.

The facility is serviced by two community health nurses, a midwife and a staff nurse.

By: Grace Ablewor Sogbey/ ksogbey@gmail.com

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