The Member of Parliament (MP) for Jirapa in the Upper West Region, Hon Cletus Seidu Dapillah has provided logistical and financial support to some health facilities within the Constituency as part of his social intervention policies to boost primary healthcare delivery.

According to him, the healthy condition of his constituents is his primary priority, and has therefore vowed to use his shares of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Funds as MP to support the health facilities.

Speaking to EXPRESSNEWSGHANA in Parliament, Hon Dapillah said apart from the fact that some of these health facilities are community self-imitated projects that needed funds to complete or improve, most of them lack basic logistics to be able to provide quality services to the constituents.

In view of that, he has presented motorbikes to the Jirapa District Directorate of Health of the Ghana Health Services (GHS) to enable its field staff reaches out to the deprived and far-reaching communities for effective and improved services.

Hon Cletus Seidu Dapilah handed over motorbikes to Madam Florence Ansowine

In addition to that, the MP said he had supported some of the communities with GHC10, 000 .00 to enable them to complete works on self-initiated Community Health Planning Services (CHPS)  compound and Maternity projects as part of his support for such projects to boost primary healthcare.

Some of these communities including Kunchen, Sriyie, Tuggoh, and several others have initiated maternity facilities to help in women’s delivery.

Hon Seidu Dapillah said apart from the District Hospital, the Jirapa District has about eight (8) health centres and over 28 CHPS compounds serving the population of over 89 thousand people.

He noted that the effort will support the GHS in strengthening primary health care at the local level and improving the accessibility and quality of essential health services.

Jirapa District is bordered to the south by the Nadowli-Kaleo District, to the north by the Lambussie-Karni district, to the West by Lawra District, and to the east by the Sissala West District.

On her part, the District Director of Health, Madam Florence Ansowine who received the four Motorbikes on behalf of the GHS thanked the MP for the kind gesture and promised the motorbikes would be used for the purpose.

She said the staff have been using their personal motorbikes in the fieldwork to reach out to the deprived communities and expressed optimistic the motorbikes would be useful for health delivery in the District.





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