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The Freboye Health Center in the Bosome Freho District of the Ashanti region, one of the important and strategic health facilities serving more than 15 communities in the district has only one midwife and three nurses including NABCO personnel who live outside the community due to lack of accommodations is likely to be close down if the situation persists.

Midwife in the facility, Miss Linda Frimpong, who disclosed this, said this could be counter-productive in enhancing effective health care delivery in the area and beyond if the situation ratified immediately.

In an interview with Silver FM's Akwadaa Nyame at Freboye, Miss Linda Frimpong attributed the current high nurse-patient ratio to the fact that the three additional nurses at the health center live outside the community and walk more than 17 miles before they can access motor to the facility.

The midwife therefore appealed to the District and Regional Directorate of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to be prompt in posting nurses and also expand the facility with nurses’ bungalow at the center to save lives.

She said, there are no light and water in the center forcing them to sometimes use their mobile phones lights to attend to patients at night especially pregnant woman.  

“We normally hired some children to fetch water from stream before we can get water to do our duties or ask the family members of the patients to carry water from home when they needed it,” she disclosed

Miss Frimpong said, because of the lack of electricity, they have to keep their drugs in someone's fridge in the nearby village where they have light and go for it when they need it which affect the fast health delivery.

At the Adagya in the Bosomtwe District, the Assembly Member of the area, Hon Emmanuel Adams said lack of basic equipment and facilities such as delivery and theatre beds, which are now outmoded, and staff accommodation among others were hampering effective operation of the Adagya maternity.

He appealed to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), philanthropists Bosomtwe District Assembly and Adagya residents and citizens in the Diaspora to come to their aid.

He said the Health Center has maternity and children ward which need to be resourced with ultra-modern equipment and logistics.

 Hon Adams commended the residents of Adagya for their contribution towards the building of the facility.

He accused the District assembly and the Ghana health service for not taking care of the facility after several appeals.

Source: Akwadaa Nyame (Silver FM)

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