Ga Central Municipality in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana is serious having lack of proper healthcare facilities. The construction of a two-storey health centre at Ablekuman-Abase was surpose to change that story however, the construction has been abandoned for over 4 years despite the unavailability of a hospital in the area.
Construction of the facility which started in 2016 was envisioned as one of many project that was aimed at helping the Municipality solve it’s Healthcare challenges. The project was part of efforts to bring healthcare services closer to the inhabitants.
The plan for the healthcare facility was to have an outpatient department, Ear Nose and Throat unit, dispensaries, laboratories, theatre, wards, offices for doctors and consulting rooms among others. Plus it was also expected to serve over 150,000 people within the municipality with the name dubbed “Ablekeman Health Centre”.
Currently speaking the only public health facility in the area is the Ga Central Clinic which residents say lacked the necessary facilities to serve the over 150,000 people living in the area.
We all know that the healthcare sector is one of the most important domains that impacts the entire global population and is closely linked to the development of any country. It also plays a crucial role in how a country is perceived in maintaining economic stability.
Poor Healthcare facilities aas well as unavailabilty is one major problem facing the continent of Africa at the moment. So why is the government not taking measures to solve this challenges is one question that will continue to pose as a puzzle to people espcially in African countries.
SOURCE: Ghanaian Times