New Takoradi 60-Bed Capacity Polyclinic Commissioned

A 60-bed capacity state-of-the-art polyclinic, has been commissioned for the people and residents of New Takoradi in the Western Region.

The facility, which has a laboratory, a consulting room, pediatric wards, proposed operation theatre, obstetric ward, male and female surgical wards, laboratories, among others, was commissioned by the Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, who doubles as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Takoradi.

The health facility, which was funded through the MP’s Common Fund, is set to bring quality health care to the doorsteps of the people of New Takoradi community and its environs.

It is also expected to enhance the comfort of patients, safety and overall healing process of those who visit the place.

Again, it is also to help reduce the burden on the only referral Hospital in the region, the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital in Sekondi and other health facilities in the Sekondi -Takoradi Metropolis.

The Regional Minister, speaking at the ceremony to commission the facility said, “the existing CHPS Compound cannot serve the over 4,000 population at New Takoradi “a (fishing community) at Takoradi hence the need to provide them with a modern facility to ensure good and efficient health care delivery”.

Mr Darko-Mensah said, “The motivation behind this project, is the fact that health, is the most paramount and important thing in any body’s life.”

He recalled that when a gas explosion occurred at GHUMCO, near Takoradi some few years ago, most affected victims, were brought to the CHPS compound at New Takoradi.

“It was then that I realized that the facility cannot accommodate a lot of people should any unforeseen happen and this, also necessitated the provision of this facility” he added.

He stated that government, is poised to enhance development in freedom, provide what it takes to have quality life and prosperity adding “But all these cannot be achieved without good health”.

He appealed to the chiefs and people of New Takoradi to take good care of the facility, so it can serve generations yet unborn, stressing, “I want the residents to be citizens but not spectators”.

Mr Darko-Mensah, also announced that an ultramodern youth center with offices for the New Takoradi community currently under construction, will be completed and commission soon.

Yaw Ofori Yeboah, Western Regional Director of Health, praised the minister, saying “this initiative is part of efforts in ensuring that the people have access to quality, accessible and affordable healthcare.

He appealed to the people to corporate and support the health personnel who will be posted to the facility to enable them to deliver as expected.

The residents were overjoyed, singing and pouring praises on the MP, saying “Kobby has done it again, you will continue to be on the seat, unless you are tired and need a successor”.

The construction of the health facility, was said to be one of the promises the Takoradi lawmaker, made to the residents during his campaign in the run up to the 2020 general elections.


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