Health workers in Bawku pledge to render quality healthcare

Bawku (UE) – Mr Effa Yeboah, General Manager of the Bawku Presbyterian Hospital, has pledged the commitment of workers in the Hospital to render quality healthcare services to the people.

Mr Yeboah said workers in the Hospital in the past have rendered remarkable and selfless healthcare services to the people and have decided to go the extra mile in order to meet the general health needs of the people in the area and the country at large.

Mr Yeboah gave the assurance at the weekend during the launch of the International World Health Organization Day celebration at Bawku in the Upper East Region, and said health was the pivot of human life and reaffirmed the Hospital’s commitment in providing the needed healthcare services to the satisfaction of its clients.

Mr Yeboah, speaking on the Day’s theme, Universal Health Coverage, Everyone, Everywhere and Maternal and Child Health the Plight of the Poor, indicated that, quality health services must be delivered to every citizen regardless of one’s culture or state of being.

He pointed out that, to achieve the Social Development Goals on healthcare, health services must be made free and fair to all to bring about quality services.

He said as health providers, the Hospital sought to position itself to provide the needed services to the people, indeed it would ensure it acquires the needed logistics, staff, and other accoutrements which would be positioned to ensure the aim is achieved, he added.

Mr Yeboah called for the revamping of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and said when restructured it would aid many health service providers to achieve their aim of providing quality health services.

Dr Jemima Asune, Medical Officer in- charge of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Hospital noted that as health providers, they were committed to ensuring that health services got to everyone in the community, especially mothers and children.

Dr Asune urged health providers to focus their attention on mother and child health, since they were the most vulnerable in society, and indicated however that there was the need to create avenue for access to quality healthcare.

He further urged the people not to use poverty as an excuse to prevent mother and child health care and appealed to them to find other possible ways to ensure they accessed health services for better and healthy life.

The weeklong celebration is characterized with symposia, health walk, free health screening, among others.

Source: Ghana News Agency