Hon. Emmanuel Louis Agama, District Chief Executive (DCE) for South Tongu District in the Volta Region, has, on October 29th, 2020, commissioned a newly built Community-Base Health Planning Services (CHPS) compound at Dalive-Torzikpota.
The newly built CHPS compound which aims at improving upon healthcare delivery in the community was funded by District-Performance Assessment Tool (DPAT) at an amount of Gh¢212,153.88 which consists of 2No. Nurses Quarters, 1No. Delivery Room/Waiting Room, Out Patient Delivery (OPD), Consulting Room and 1No. Mechanized Borehole.
Speaking at the commissioning of the facility monitored by our reporter Tabitha Kugbonu, the DCE Hon. Emmanuel Louis Agama indicated that, last year they came to have a meeting with the people of Dalive-Torzikpota to know their challenges and he promised to provide them with a CHPS compound.
According to the DCE, the project was at the foundation level when he resumed office for the area and because he does not think about himself, rather the people of South Tongu District, he did everything possible to ensure the project which was given to YANDEG Company Limited at Keta to work on within six months has been completed.
He advised the health workers in the facility to do their work with due diligence, and pleaded with the community members to have a cordial relationship with the health workers. He finally advised that they [ the community and healthcare providers] resolve any challenge amicably, should there be any.
Madam Mavis Agumey, The South Tongu District Director of Health has commended the DCE for the great effort of fulfilling his promises.
She noted that, the CHPS compound will serve over seven communities in and around Dalive-Torzikpota.
“Now that we have a bigger face in the facility, the number of services we render will also increase and an enrolled nurse will be posted to the facility to take over the clinical aspect of their services. And this enrolled nurse will be more available for the clinical aspect at the facility as compared to the Community Health Nurse who will move out of the facility purposely for outreach communities” she added.
She therefore encouraged the community members to use the health facility to its limits not only by falling sick before visiting the facility, but always making themselves available to receive services in the facility.
The Regent of Dalive-Torzikpo, Doku Freeman who doubles as the Chairman for the occasion said the entire community is grateful for the DCE’s kind gesture but they are also in need of a midwife in the facility, a portable drinking water, electricity among other social amenities.