Dr. Yao Yeboah, the Governing Council Chairman, Ghana Health Service, has presented a CT Scan machine valued at $10,000.00 to the CHPs compound at Twumkrom in the Dormaa Central Municipality of the Bono Region to help early diagnoses of diseases of pregnant women in the area.
Presenting the equipment, he indicated that the choice of the Twumkrom CHPS compound was base on consultations he had with the Municipal Director of Health, Mr Stephen Nyarko-Ameyaw who had related and lamented the critical need for such an equipment for the facility in that community.
“I remember the significant impact the Twumkrom community played in my life and education growing up as a very young boy under the care of Nana Kwadwo Addo from my Kwameasua hometown then. This gesture is to express my deep appreciation and give back to the community what I took from it, ” he stated.
He stated that other government health establishment with the exception of the four teaching hospitals have been supplied with same machines.
Dr. Yeboah added that an arrangement has been made already for mid wives who would operate the equipments in various facilities, to benefit from a 10 day all expenses paid training programme in Koforidua on how to use the equipment effectively adding training would be given by a team of medical practitioners.
Mr. Stephen Nyarko-Ameyaw, the Municipal Health Director gave an assurance the equipment would be maintained properly and used for its intended purpose.
He asked pregnant women to take advantage and ensure regular visits to the facility for the necessary checks to be conducted on them.
Mr. Seth Yeboah, the Committee Chairman for Twumkrom CHPS Compound, appealed to government to speed up the rehabilitation of the main uncompleted CHPS building as they were temporarily using an apartment of the chief of the area as the CHPS compound.
Mr. Edward Kwadjo Frimpong, the Assembly member for Twumkrom Electoral Area, thanked the Chairman for the effort.
By: Robert Techie Menson