Ghana: Heath Care Delivery get boost from Government
The Ministry of Health in Ghana has acquired mobile scanning machines while midwives and nurses will be trained to use them to enable pregnant women to have access to the scanning services, especially in the rural areas to reduce infant mortality.
The Minister for Health, Sherry Ayittey, who announced this at media soiree in Accra, Ghana last Friday, also disclosed that the Ministry would establish more blood centers for people to donate blood and save lives.
Ms Ayittey said the health of the individual was critical to socio-economic development and gave the assurance that government's programme to refurbish and re-equip the three teaching hospitals--Korle-Bu, Komfo Anokye and Tamale--to enhance healthcare delivery was on course and that some modern facilities had been installed at these facilities while some of their departments had been refurbished.
She said the hospitals were being equipped with modern diagnostic machines which could detect diseases and all kinds, adding that as referral medical facilities, re-equipping the hospitals was essential and of utmost priority.
The Minister expressed appreciation to journalists for their dedication and efforts in the coverage of the programmes and events of the Ministry in 2013 and urged them to support the Ministry in the coming years to intensify public education on communicable and non-communicable diseases as well as adolescent reproductive and health issues in order to reduce the incidence of teenage pregnancies.