Mr Kojo Acquah, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Effia-Kwesimintsim Municipal Assembly (EKMA) in the Western Region has hinted that his outfit is committed to investing massively in the healthcare sector to ensure quality healthcare delivery to its residents.
He said the Assembly has successfully organized various capacity-building and training workshops for all healthcare delivery staff to give them the requisite skills and knowledge for treating diseases and infections.
The MCE in an interview told IGOGHANA that there has been successful distribution of Insecticide Treated Bed Nets (ITN) to seventy-two thousand, four hundred and fifty-nine (72,459) residents.
This, he said represents 92.1 per cent of households municipal-wide and aims at controlling malaria in the Municipality.
The Assembly conducted free Hernia Operation for residents in collaboration with the Regional Health Directorate and Operation Hernia UK and Ghana.
In all, fifty-six (56) residents were registered and thirty-nine (39) cases were done whereas the rest were booked to be done in the coming days.
He added that EKMA has constructed One No. CHPS Compound at Adientem and Apremdo, and a Two-Storey Health Center at Effia to deal with the deficit in its health infrastructure and make health services within the Municipality accessible to all.
He divulged that from the period of January 2020 to the second quarter, EKMA has undertaken a number of interventions to reform its healthcare system in line with acceptable standards.
Mr Acquah indicated that currently, there was no COVID-19 case in the Municipality and attributed it to the good work of the Municipal Director of Health and staff of the Directorate, the COVID-19 Taskforce Team, NCCE and all healthcare providers within the Municipality.
“Their efforts have yielded much fruit and it can also be attributed to the decision of you all to remain steadfast in your adherence to all COVID-19 protocols despite the associated challenges. To you all I say Ayekoo. You have indeed fought a good fight”, he stressed.
He added that the Municipal Health Directorate with help from some community volunteers and stakeholders administered total COVID-19 Vaccination doses of ninety-nine thousand, five hundred and twenty-five (99,525) to residents as of 11th March 2022.
Mr Acquah thanked the chiefs and all stakeholders of the Assembly for their support since the inception of the Assembly and the confidence reposed in the administrators of the Assembly.