The Central Regional Director of Health Services (RDHS), Dr. Alexis Nang- Beifubah says, the region recorded modest health successes in 2017 as a result of resources which were readily available for community level health service delivery.
The Regional Director made this revelation during the 2017 Annual Performance Review Meeting of the regional health service yesterday.
Addressing participants, Dr. Nang -Beifubah gave details of some improvements seen and advised stakeholders to ensure more successes are recorded this year.
“The proportions of morbidity and malaria case mortality reduced from 0.54 in 2015 to 0.16 in 2017 and this is a huge achievement. In addition, supervised deliveries increased marginally from 57.9% in 2015 to 61.9% in 2017; short of the national target of 65%. The institutional maternity mortality ratio reduced from 158.6/100,000 LBs in 2016 to 130.8/100,000 LBs. This increase is laudable but the journey is still long.”
Dr. Nang-Beifubah also said the region did not record outbreaks of epidemic prone diseases. He attributed this success to the Central Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan’s efforts in ensuring that sanitation is at its best in the region.
“In 2017, the region never recorded any epidemic prone diseases. Our honourable minister would be happy to hear this because the region did not record CSM, cholera, Yellow fever, and measles. I wish to commend the Honourable Regional Minister and his team of MMDCEs for keeping the environment clean to achieve this state of affairs and I hope we continue to make Central Region a cholera free zone. I want to, on behalf of all of us, pledge to the Regional Minister that this year we will have zero cholera.”
The Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan lauded the directorate for their hard work and said the regional coordinating council will be partners in ensuring that the health sector achieves the best.
He however urged them to pay particular attention to attitude of medical attendants and yearly review that.
“Patients already know that if they are sick and they saw a nurse or physician, they will begin to get well. At the year when you are reviewing, review your actions in terms of relationships. If the patient came to the hospital and you are the one they met, were you able to make them feel at home? The hospital environment must be warm as a home more than even the patient’s own homes.”
The meeting which was on the theme “ACHIEVING THE HEALTH SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDG’S) THROUGH EFFECTIVE STAKEHOLDERS ENGAGEMENT” was chaired by the Omanhen of Abeadze Dominase, Daasebere Kwebu Ewusi VI.
Source : ATL FM NEWS