Professionals at the go-to healthcare center for residents in the Krachi East municipality is unable to provide the needed the services to patients because of the human-resource and infrastructural challenges facing the Dambai Health Centre.
The center is in dire need of beds as patients sleep on benches while men, women, and children share the same ward.
The Dambai Health Centre built years ago is the only major health facility in the Krachi East Municipality. With only one medical doctor the facility attends to about 200 patients daily.
The medical officer at the facility, Dr. Abigail Amenu in an interview with Citi News said the management of the facility is a major headache.
“We have only sixteen beds in this facility which is used by male, female and children. We don’t have a designated ward because of inadequate beds. At times when we have an overflow of patients, some have to sleep on benches,” Dr. Abigail Amenu revealed.
Transferring patients to Worawora Government Hospital is a major challenge as the only ambulance of the facility has broken down for years.
“All four vehicles of the facility including an ambulance, two pickups, and one 4×4 are all broken down. Patients who are referred to the Worawora Government Hospital have to transport in public transport,” Dr. Amenu revealed.
Dr. Amenu commended the Municipal Assembly for helping the facility to find a solution to its water problem.
She, however, called for a bigger polytank to store enough water as the current polytank is too small.
Apart from these challenges, the road leading to the facility is also in a deplorable state especially during the rainy season, the road needs urgent attention.