Regional News of Monday, 13 February 2012
Breman Asikuma (C/R) Feb. 13, GNA- Dr. Samuel Tetteh Kwashie, Central Regional Director, Ghana Health Services, says the Ministry Of Health and its agencies have put in place measures and strategies to achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDG) 4, 5, and 6 by 2015.
According to him, some the goals to be achieved include the reduction of Infant Mortality Rate, improve maternal health, combat HIV/AIDS, reduction of the prevalence of Malaria and other communicable diseases.
Dr Kwashie, who was addressing the 20th World Sick Day at Breman Asikuma in the Central Region, said the measures include pragmatic, reliable health information systems, equitable disbursement of human resources and supply system that guarantee availability and affordable service to the people.
The day is being celebrated by Catholic health facilities supervised by the Cape Coast Catholic Archdioceses under the theme, “Stand Up and Go, Your faith has saved you( Luke 17 vs. 19)”
The five-day programme is being attended by the catholic faithful in the central Region, including Chiefs, Assembly members and heads of departments.
Rev. Sister Luise Ruperz, In-Charge-of the Our Lady of Grace hospital at Breman Asikuma, expressed her gratitude to individuals and cooperate bodies that have supported the hospital in divest ways.
She said despite the support, the hospital needs items including an Ambulance for referrals cases.
Most Rev. Matthias Nketsiah, Archbishop of Cape Coast, who launched the day, said the annual event been set aside by the Catholic Church to remind people of their responsibilities towards the sick.
He therefore urged health providers to “rededicate themselves to Christ Jesus to enable them give quality health care to the sick since he is the great physician”.
Mr Paul C Appiah-Ofori, Member of Parliament for Breman Asikuma, commended the Catholic Church for establishing the health facility in the area, which has delivered quality health care to the people.
Nana Amoakwa Buadu VIII, Omanhene of the Area, in an address read for him by Nana Okoriyaw Aboyin X, Adontenhene of Breman, asked people to patronise the National Health Insurance Scheme to enable them access free medical care when they need it most.