Joe Ghartey (right) making the presentation to Dr. Pius Mensah
Member of Parliament (MP) for Essikado-Ketan Constituency, Joe Ghartey, has presented assorted medical items and other equipments to the Kojokrom Health Centre to help improve healthcare delivery in the Constituency.
The items included a brand new delivery bed, a washing machine, two sets of computers, adult weighing scales, a drip stand, an air condition to provide the right temperature for medications, a table top refrigerator and a flat screen television set.
Joe Ghartey mentioned that the move was an indication of the government’s determination to improve the health care system in the country. He said, “Kojokrom has about 30 plus polling stations, and has a lot of people within it. I can say with a lot of confidence that my party has done a lot of great work when it comes to health care delivery in the area.
“As an MP in the Western Region, at a time when the government wanted to build district hospitals all over the country, I made a good case for new hospitals to be built in the region and also for the region’s main referral centre, Effia-Nkwanta, to receive extra attention,” he added.
He indicated that the NPP government started with the National Health Insurance policy. “We will not stop but continue bringing lot of health care policies in the country. We pray that Ghanaians will see our good records in the health service delivery and continue to maintain us in office,” he stressed.
The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan director of Health Services, Dr. Pius Mensah, revealed that the Kojokrom Health Centre was built by the Sekondi Sub-metropolitan assembly and was handed over to the Ghana Health Service few months ago.
“To get the facility operationalised, we needed some basic and relevant equipments which were not forth coming. So we approached our MP, Joe Ghartey, and after a couple of weeks, he has brought some of the items,” he disclosed. He commended the Essikado-Ketan MP for showing commitment to the health care delivery in the constituency.
He told the gathering that the facility would offer all the services that are required of a district health centre, including maternity services and child health services among others.
Madam Mary Ackah, Senior Staff nurse at Essikado, was also grateful to Joe Ghartey for the gesture and was hopeful that the health centre would continue to receive more of such supports from individuals and organisations to enable it function effectively.
From Emmanuel Opoku, Takoradi