Assembly Member for Adagya Electoral Area in the Bosomtwe District of the Ashanti Region, Emmanuel Adams has threatened to close down “Adagya Community Maternal and Child Health Centre” over lack of key logistics.
According to him, the center is in dire need of delivery set, small and bigger scale, Polytank , beds as patients sleep on benches, plastic chairs while men, women, and children share the same ward.
The Adagya Community Maternal and Child Health Centre built two years ago with the Assembly Member’s own fund was aimed at reducing stress patients go through in the community before access hospital at Atonsu Agogo and Jachie Pramso.
The Health Centre with Five (5) Nurses and one Midwife attends to more than 50 patients daily.
A visit to the facility by Thepressradio.com revealed that the health centre has only two beds.
Speaking to Hon. Emmanuel Adams he said, the District Chief Executive (DCE), for Bosomtwe Constituency, Hon. J.K Asuming promised them of polytank but failed to deliver his promise.
“ I am writing to the District Health Directorate and the DCE to come and take away the Nurses and their materials for me to close down the Health Centre, the Assembly cannot boost of any single project in this community toilet, water everything is done by ourselves no one has provided a Ghana Heath Service Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS Compound) for us I have able to do this but providing us a logistics for the Health Centre to function well has become a problem” he bemoaned.
“It is so frustrating to see patients whom the nurses want to treat yet they cannot treat because there are no instruments but Ashanti Regional Minister Hon. Simon Osei Mensah, Member of Parliament who doubles as Education Minister Deputy Hon. Yaw Osei Adutwum, Chairman Wontumi they all stay at this district but we are the most poor district in the region, why should it happen that way” he quizzed.
According to him, several appeals have been made but yielded no results.
Touching on education, Emmanuel Adams told thepressradio.com that, the dilapidated structure of their school building is worried. Adding that, some classrooms contain 112 students others 97, 80 which compiled four students to sit of dual desk due to lack of desk and poor school structure.
Meanwhile, the Unit Committee chairman for Adagya, Madam Vida Oppong appealed to government to ensure the death trap bridge the claimed the lives of six (6) people last is constructed to avoid future disaster.
Source: Thepressradio.com/Anokye Elvis