PRISCILLA SARKODIE, District Health Director for Ahafo Ano South-East in the Ashanti Region, has appealed to stakeholders in the health sector to support the efforts of healthcare workers to improve healthcare delivery in the Country.
“Ensuring quality healthcare delivery is a shared responsibility between healthcare workers and the various stakeholders” she pointed out.
She made the passionate appeal at the District Level Stakeholders Meeting, held at the Church of Pentecost auditorium, Adugyama, on Wednesday August 16, 2022.
The meeting, among other things, was mainly aimed at seeking the support of stakeholders for timely and quality healthcare delivery in the district.
Healthcare professionals, assembly members and community-based surveillance volunteers participated in the meeting.
Priscilla Sarkodie thanked stakeholders for their continuous support, but was quick to urge them to up their efforts, adding that, without their maximum support, the services of the health professionals would not be sufficient.
It’s the expectation that stakeholders in healthcare service, particularly in rural areas, to among other things, mobilise and help to sensitise the public and also provide conducive environment for health programmes and activities.
The stakeholders were educated on Marburg Virus Disease, Monkeypox, Tuberculosis, Covid-19 and other prevailing diseases by Anima Aduse-Poku, the District Disease Control Officer.
She urged them to swiftly report signs and symptoms of diseases to the nearest health facilities for a swift action to be taken.
The District Health Promotion Officer, Sandra Pomaa, on her part, appealed to stakeholders to assist in erasing misconceptions and misrepresentations of facts about diseases and vaccines.
She noted that, “the delivery of healthcare service are something disrupted by misconceptions and misrepresentations of facts about diseases”.
She urged the public to rely on health professionals for accurate information on diseases and their preventions.
Sylvester Amankwah, a Health Information Officer, said unavailability of means of transport for referral cases was posing huge challenge for their delivery.
He urged stakeholders to assist in providing means of transportation for referral cases in rural communities to save lives.
By Thomas Awuah