The Minister of Health, Hon. Kwaku Agyemang Manu has commissioned a Poly Clinic at Oduman in the greater Accra region to promote quality health care delivery in the district.
The Health Minister was accompanied by Professor Nsiah Asare, Director General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), MCE of the Ga-West Municipal Assembly, Clement Wilkinson and other Directors from the Ministry in Accra.
The 30-bed Poly Clinic has an Administration block, pharmacy, operation theatre, delivery room, standard ward, Paediatric ward, obstetric ward, maternity ward, laundry and a morgue.
The project, funded by government was constructed by VAMED Engineering Construction Company.
Hon. Kwaku Agyemang Manu said this was part of the 5 polyclinics the president promised to deliver to bring quality health care to the doorsteps of the people nationwide and achieve the universal health coverage.
Hon. Kwaku Agyeman Manu, who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Dormaa Central, in the Brong Ahafo region urged health workers, who would be posted to the new Poly Clinic to ensure zero tolerance of maternal mortality at the facility and urged the residents to register for the national health insurance card so that they can get better medical care when they are ill.
He called on the Youth to desist from taking tramadol, and wee smoking as well as excessive cigarette smoking, which can be harmful to their lives -opinion leaders to hold constant interaction with the youth about the dangers of hard drugs.
The Director-General of Ghana health service, Dr. Nsiah-Asare expressed concern about the increasing number of teenage pregnancy cases in the rural and urban areas and asked nurses and other health workers to educate the youth to abstain from premarital sex.
Professor Nsiah Asare said doctors would be visiting the newly commissioned Poly Clinic weekly to take care of the patients.