The Biakoye District Health Directorate in the Oti Region has ones again recorded one case of maternal mortality for the year 2020, same as the previous year 2019.
The District Health Director Rita Wurapa at the district’s health award ceremony, describes the one child death in the year as still unfortunate saying the district is poised for a zero mortality rate.
The district health award ceremony, is to appreciate health workers in the district for their contributions towards health delivery in the district.
Touching on the one maternal mortality recorded, the district Health Director noted that it was due to the late arrival of the patient at the hospital. She explained that despite the lateness to the hospital, health workers did their best to save the patient but she could not make it. She was hopeful the district will not record any maternal related mortality in the coming year as they continue to educate the indigenes.
Speaking on the issue of other illness affecting the area, she said, malaria continues to be one of the top illness affecting people in the community despite all the intervention put in place to curb it.
She expressed gratitude to the staff of the district for putting in effort to increase health care within the district. The Director explained that 2020 has not been easy due to the Coronavirus pandemic but the staff put in their best to manage the situation. She encouraged the staff to keep working hard to achieve the ultimate goal of their profession.
The Regional Director of Health Dr. Osei Kuffour Afreh who also graced the occasion said the novel corona virus has taken a new wave across the globe therefore people should keep adhering to the Covid protocols to prevent infections. He explained that despite the region not recording any active cases now, the indigenes still have to take precaution.
He advised the people to be more vigilant and take preventive measures especially during this festive season in the fight against Covid–19.
Photos of some hardworking staff who were awarded for their commitment to work.