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ASENSU NUMBER ONE GETS CHPS COMPOUND

To ensure quality health care delivery in rural communities, the government with support  from the Japan Embassy in Ghana has constructed Community Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) Compound at the cost of 121 thousand 133 dollars for the people of Asensu Number One, a farming community. The Municipal Chief Executive for Dormaa Central, Gordon Kwaku Asubonteng announced this at the commissioning of a CHPS Compound at Asensu Number One near Dormaa-Ahenkro. According to the MCE, during his working visit, he realized that the people of Asensu Number One needed a health care facility. He said a proposal was then sent to the Japanese Ambassador to Ghana toward the CHPS compound and they had positive leading to the construction of the facility. According to the MCE, the facility has a general OPD, records room, delivery and consulting rooms, male and female wards and accommodation for staff among others. Mr. Asubonteng commended the Japanese Government for their kind gesture and expressed the hope that the facility will be used for it intended purpose. The Japanese Ambassador to Ghana, Kaoru Yoshimura, said the project was funded from the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GAGHSP). Mr. Yoshimura was optimistic that the project will help provide accessible health care to the people of Asensu Number One and its environs. Mr. Yoshimura pointed out that the people of Asensu number one sometimes have to go through stress by walking for 15 to 20 kilometers before getting access to health facility, at Dormaa-Ahenkro, adding that the facility will help reduce maternal and infant mortality. He urged the community members to adopt a good maintenance culture to preserve the facility. The Japanese Ambassador therefore thanked the Municipal Health Directorate, Nananom and other stakeholders for their cooperation in making the project a reality. Some pregnant women who Spoke with Develop Ghana Newspaper were optimistic that the facility will provide other services such as child welfare, antenatal and post natal care services and health education as well as counseling services and also reduce the stress pregnant women in the community go through in accessing good health care. The women thanked the Ghana government and the Japanese government for the CHPS compound. In another related development, the staff of the Dormaa Municipal Assembly also donated items worth two thousand Ghana cedis to the Dormaa Presbyterian Hospital children’s ward.
Source: Biiya Mukusah Ali/developghana.com                        
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