The Chief and people of Tabiesi No 1, a suburb of the Wa Municipality of the Upper West region have received a sigh of relief following the commissioning of a CHPS compound for the community to improve quality healthcare delivery.
The commissioning of the facility follows several reports by Radio Progress over the inability of the Wa Municipal Assembly to open it for public use in the community.
At a brief ceremony at Tabiesi to commission the facility, the Wa Municipal Chief Executive Alhaji Issahaku Tahiru Moomen said as part of efforts by government to bring healthcare to the doorsteps of citizens, the Wa Municipal Assembly in 2017 awarded a contract to Small Big Company limited to build the Tabiesi CHPS compound to ease the difficulties sick persons especially pregnant women go through in accessing health care.
Alhaji Tahiru Moomen indicated that government has distributed ambulances to every constituency across the country including Wa Central which will help transport emergency cases in the Wa municipality to referral facilities.
The MCE assured the Chief and people that the facility will be hooked to the national grid within two weeks.
The Wa Municipal Director of Health Services Dr Pascal Mwin said the main vision of the Ghana Health Service is to bring equitable healthcare to the doorstep of every community across the country and Tabiesi community is not an exception.
Dr Mwin urged the community members to own the health facility by imbibing in themselves the spirit of volunteerism.
He admonished the Chief, Elders and opinion leaders in the community to exhibit maintenance culture on the facility to ensure its long lifespan.
The Assembly Member for Jonga Electoral area Honourable Ibrahim Daubile indicated that the commissioning of the health facility will go a long way to to improve upon healthcare delivery in the area.
Mr Daubile thanked Mass Media for Development- Radio Progress for the assistance provided to Tabiesi community by airing the difficulties they go through in accessing healthcare when the facility was not commissioned.
He assured the Wa Municipal Assembly that the facility will be put into good use to achieve its intended purpose. Eight health volunteers and nine Committee members were inaugurated to ensure the smooth running of the facility.