The health personnel at Wassa Esaamang in the Wassa East district of Western region are lamenting that lack of medicinal equipment at Wassa Esaamang clinic is awkwardly affecting quality healthcare delivery and the situation is imposing threats to the health of the people who go to the facility to access medical care.
In an interview with Sweet FM’, the senior midwife, Nyarmekye Isaac, in charge of the Wassa Esaamang clinic recounted that the clinic lacks the basic medical equipment such as beds for patients, seats for the patients, people who bring their patients to the facility and visitors who pay kind visits to their love ones who are on admission at the clinic.
The midwife also wailed about lack of shelves on which the folders of the patients and drugs are kept and the worst of it all is lack of accommodation for the health personnel at Wassa Esaamang.
Mr. Nyarmekye Isaac disclosed that the above challenges have accounted for poor healthcare delivery and many of the health workers posted to the place going on unusual transfers.
He calls on the government to pay urgent attention to the Wassa Esaamang clinic to have the various challenges amicably resolved.
Hon. Amos Adjei is the assembly man for Wassa Esaaman electoral area also appealed to the Member of Parliament for the Wassa East constituency, Hon. Isaac Adjei Mensah to keep his promise made to the people of Wassa Esaamang because the time is overdue he noted.
According to the assembly man, the MP for Wassa East constituency Hon. Isaac Adjei Mensah, in the run up to the 2020 general elections went to cut sod for the construction of a 3 bedroom with a hall, toilet and bath, and kitchen for the health personnel at Wassa Esaamang to address the housing deficit. Hon. Amos hinted that the MP promised to complete the project before the general elections. However, it is about eight months now since the sod cutting ceremony, the project remains at the “footing stage” which is abandoned in the bush.
Hon. Isaac Adjei Mensah, Member of Parliament for the Wassa East constituency also responded that the government is yet to release the “Common Fund” with which to undertake the said project, until the government releases it, the people can use communal labour to continue the project because it is actually “a community helped project” he stressed. He however, assured the people of Wassa Esaamang to remain calm and optimistic that, he would definitely honour his promise as soon as government releases the “Common Fund” .