The assembly member for Tanina electoral area, Mr Seidu Kassim has appealed for support to complete a maternity ward project initiated by the community.
Speaking at the 3rd quarter community base health services durbar at Tanina, Hon Kassim disclosed that his electoral area has initiated the construction of a maternity block to support the upgrade of the Tanina Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound but has since exhausted themselves after spending GHC 20,740.00. He explained further that, an aggregate amount of GHC 127,704.00 is required to fully complete and furnish the maternity block.
Hon Kassim therefore appealed to the government and other generous organizations and individuals to support the community’s bid to eradicate maternal mortality and promote safe delivery services in Tanina. “The community has done so well by raising the building to this stage, unfortunately we are stressed out now and sincerely appealing for external support” he appealed.
Elaborating some challenges faced by the Tanina CHPS, Clinician, Mr Baba Abdul Latif, lamented the lack of basic consumables and non-consumables including: B.P apparatus, thermometers, some essential medical consumables and lack of chairs for staff and clients alike. “Mr Chairman, the entire CHPS compound has only one thermometer; we lack the necessary supplies to even dress simple wounds.” He said.
Collaborating the account of the health staff, Madam Rahi, a resident of Tanina said the lack of medical supplies at the Tanina CHPS has discouraged many from patronizing it. She added that, pregnant women especially, prefer travelling to Wa or Ponyentanga to attending the “ill-equipped” Tanina CHPS. It is therefore not surprising that the facility has recorded very low antenatal and postnatal attendance with only one delivery in the 1st quarter of 2022