BY: Benjamin Owusu I Voltaonlinegh.com |
The Kechiebi CHPS Compound that serves the health need of the people is in deplorable state and unsafe for staffs and patients who visit the facility for treatment.
The facility which was constructed by the community members in 1994, has not seen any major facelift since it establishment.
Visiting the area by the reporter underscored that the structure serving both workers and clients has become weak with visible cracks in the walls, leaving several of the woods to be munched by termites.
It was also observed that aside the lack of infrastructure to host proper health services,the facility also lacks basic amenities such as wards,bed, drugs, laboratory services, staff accommodation and some other crucial equipment needs to effectively run a Community Based Health Planning Services (CHPS) Compound.
Speaking in an interview with Voltaonlinegh.com, residents, who were much concerned about their health condition, described the state of the facility as a death trap, waiting to collapse if nothing is urgently done about it.
The situation, they said, has already exposed the staff and the community to serious health risks after all their pleas to authorities have fallen on deaf ears.
They also lamented the ability of the facility to handle basic health conditions of people due to the lack of equipment, forcing them to travel far distances to seek medical care in other facilities.
They, however, appealed to the Nkwanta South South Assembly and all concerned authorities to act swiftly in dealing with the situation to reduce the suffering of the people in accessing healthcare.
However, Mina Biney (Midwife), and Zico Bless (nurse) at the facility said, the deplorable state of the clinic is negatively affecting their work as working in the facility has become uncomfortable, risky, and frustrating making them sometimes fell the urge to abandon their duties.
They appealed for renovation and expansion of the facility into a standard to meet the health demand of residents.
Kechiebi is located in the Nkwanta South Municipality of the Oti Region