We want to achieve gate keeping policy in health delivery in Agortime Ziope- MP

By: Evans Attah Akangla / Kingsley Atsitsogbui | ignewss.com |Agortime Kpetoe

Hon. Charles Agbeve, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Agortime-Ziope constituency in the Volta Region, has inaugurated the construction of a Market Health Post at the Kpetoe Market.

The project, expected to be completed within three months, aims to address the health needs of Kpetoe market patrons who have expressed concerns about the lack of health infrastructure in the vicinity.

The project, currently at the footing level, witnessed the MP laying the cornerstones for its continuation.

Hon. Agbeve shared that his goal is to establish a fully-fledged facility to gradually contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and promote the gatekeeper system in health.

This involves ensuring that Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compounds in the area are fully operational, enabling residents to access health services from lower levels to larger facilities.

Funded by the GH¢180,000 MPs Health fund, the project will feature a General Outpatient Department (OPD) area, two consulting rooms, a storage facility, and restroom facilities.

It is anticipated to serve over six thousand people residing in the district capital, providing a permanent health facility for workers conducting health outreach services during market days.

Upon completion, the facility is expected to alleviate the burden on the existing Kpetoe Health Center, benefiting sub-communities such as Afetoryesukorpe, Amedikpui, Vedomi, Kporta, Abenyerase, and Bedzokorpe.

During the sod-cutting ceremony, Hon. Agbeve urged the District Director of Health to expedite the accreditation of the facility to the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

Mr. Emmanuel Awine Anyamba, the District Health Director of Agortime Ziope, emphasized that the completed project would enhance health service delivery in the area, providing both curative and preventive services to the communities surrounding the Kpetoe Market.

Regarding the existing health facility in the Kpetoe Community, the Director identified understaffing and the challenge of people traveling long distances to seek health services as the main issues affecting the Kpetoe Clinic.

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